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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Enamel on base metal; rectangular the lid painted with a carousing couple

Enamel on base metal with gilt metal mounts; rectangular, with slightly concave sides and hinged domed lid. The box is painted in coloured enamels on a white enamelled ground. Depicted on the lid are a couple carousing with wine in a wooded setting; the sides and base are painted with sprigs of flowers. Inside the lid is inscribed 'Richard Green / Kidderminfter / 1761'.

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.5 cm
Length: 8.0 cm
Width: 6.3 cm

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3rd quarter 18th Century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1761

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Components of the work

Box composed of metal
Surface composed of enamel

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Richard Green / Kidderminfter / 1761
  • Location: Inside the lid
  • Method of creation: Painted

Identification numbers

Accession number: RTR.M.1
Primary reference Number: 156369
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 18 August 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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