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Pyx: M.5-1936

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Silver-gilt; circular sacramental wafer box chased on the lid 'IHS'

Siver-gilt, punched and chased. Circular with straight sides and slightly domed base and hinged cover. Sacred Monograms are chased on the lid, 'IHS', and the base 'XPS'; both are on a punched scale-work ground and within a chased wavy border. On the opposite side to the hinge is a simple catch of similar form to the hinge with three knuckles. Set at right-angles to the hinge and catch a ring is soldered to the side.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Sir John Noble, Bart.

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.6 cm
Length: 7.6 cm
Width: 7.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1936-06-09) by Noble, John, Sir


16th Century, Early#
1500 CE - 1525 CE

Components of the work

Surface composed of gilt

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: IHS
  • Location: Top
  • Method of creation: Chased
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: XPS
  • Location: Base
  • Method of creation: Flat chasing
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: a swan

  • Location: On the side near the rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Importation mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.5-1936
Primary reference Number: 150754
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 22 September 2016 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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