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Snuff box: RTR.M.2

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Current Location: In storage


Box maker: Unknown




Gilt metal; rectangular with hinged lid, engraved with a moiré pattern, a cartouche and sprigs of flowers and leaves

Gilt metal; rectangular with straight sides and hinged flat lid. The sides and lid are engraved with a moiré pattern of engine-turned decoration; on top of this is engraved on the lid an oval cartouche, with ribbon above and crossed branches of leaves below, containing a possible coat-of-arms and a hat, rake, scroll and various instruments; in each corner and on each side are engraved a sprig of leaves or flowers. On the base is engraved an oval cartouche of two parallel wavy lines.


History note: A paper label inside the box is inscribed 'THE PROPERTY OF/ THE LATE SIGNOR DRAGONETTI'


18th Century, Late-19th Century, Early#
After 1780 CE - Before 1840 CE

Components of the work

Box composed of metal
Surface Of Box composed of gold
Box And Lid Height 3.5 cm Length 7.9 cm Width 4.2 cm

Identification numbers

Accession number: RTR.M.2
Primary reference Number: 156370
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 24 October 2012 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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

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