Skip to main content

Thimblecase: M.95 & A-1961

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Gilt metal, gold and enamel; egg-shaped box decorated in polychrome cloisonné enamels with rabbits, doves, birds and flowers on a dark blue ground. The lid screws off; the interior holds a gold thimble.


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

L.C.G. Clarke Bequest, 1960

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 3.5 cm
Height: 5.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Jaipur ⪼ India

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1960-12-13) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


20th century
Circa 1800 - 1899

School or Style


Materials used in production

Gilt metal

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: M.95 & A-1961
Primary reference Number: 156364
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 14 September 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "Thimblecase" Web page available at: Accessed: 2023-02-05 07:52:09

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=Thimblecase |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2023-02-05 07:52:09|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like


Accession Number: PER.M.365 & A-E-1923


Accession Number: MAR.M.289 & A-G-1912

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...