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Snuff box: RTR.M.6

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Gilt metal set with a miniature in enamel on copper depicting a female warrior and two cherubs

Gilt metal set with a miniature in enamel on copper; the rectangular box with flat hinge and cusped thumbpiece is chased all over with a basket-work pattern. The lid is set with a domed miniature depicting on the top a female warrior or goddess in a plumed helmet, holding a spear, with a cherub above her right shoulder and beneath her left arm. The reverse, on the inside of the lid, depicts a rural landscape with two Classically dressed figures standing between a partially ruined Classical temple and a river, in the background are further figures, a castle and mountains.

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.0 cm
Length: 7.0 cm
Width: 5.8 cm


18th Century, Late-19th Century, Early#
1770 CE - 1820 CE

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Components of the work

Miniature composed of enamel copper
Surface composed of gold

Materials used in production

Base metal

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Identification numbers

Accession number: RTR.M.6
Primary reference Number: 156374
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 10 August 2015 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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