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Box: M.24-1964

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: T. К

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Description

Silver, parcel-gilt and niello, rectangular with integral hinge. The lid in nielloed with a view of the Kremlin. The sides and base are nielloed with a chequered pattern, except immediately under the thumbpiece where there is a vacant shield-shaped cartouche. The interior is gilt.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by A.J. Hugh Smith through the National Art-Collections Fund, 1964

Place(s) associated

  • Moscow ⪼ Russia

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1964-03-12) by Smith, Arnold John Hugh

Dating

19th Century, Late#
Production date: AD 1877

School or Style

Russian

Components of the work

Interior composed of gold ( surface)
Decoration composed of niello
Box And Lid Height 2 cm Length 6 cm Width 3.1 cm

Materials used in production

Silver

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: T.К
  • Location: On the inside of the lid
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark
  • Text: 84
  • Location: On the inside of the lid
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Standard mark

Inscription present: St. George slaying the dragon, above '1874', above '84'

  • Location: In the base of the box
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Town mark with date and standard mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.24-1964
Primary reference Number: 150721
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 31 January 2024 Last processed: Thursday 1 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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