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Needle case: M.151-1973

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Flattened cylindrical needle case enamelled with polychrome sprays of flowers on a black ground

Copper, enamelled in polychrome, with applied gold leaf decorative borders and gilt metal mounts. Oval in section with a hinged lid at either end. Each side painted with a spray of flowers, including red and yellow roses, red tipped yellow tulips, forget-me-nots and pink and blue morning glory, on a black ground. Round the mounts and on the top of the slightly domed lids are borders of gilt stiff leaf decoration.


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

Given by Major, the Hon. H.R. Broughton

Measurements and weight

Length: 7.6 cm
Width: 1.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1973-04-06) by Broughton, Henry Rogers, Major the Hon.


19th Century, Early-Mid#
Circa 1800 CE - 1850 CE

Components of the work

Surface composed of enamel

Materials used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: M.151-1973
Primary reference Number: 156365
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 13 December 2019 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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