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Box: RTR.M.18 & A

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Circular box with glass lid containing a gilt metal basket of paper flowers within borders of pearls

The sides of card covered with pierced and stamped gilt paper; the lid and base of glass; the hollow lid contains gilt wire, cut paper and pearls. The circular box has straight sides and a pull-off lid. Round the edge of the glass lid and base are pierced borders of stiff leaves. The sides are stamped with two borders of acanthus leaves on a striated ground. The lid has a dome of glass over a flat circle of glass. The cavity is decorated with a gilt metal wirework basket of red and brown paper flowers, green paper leaves and small hardstone or glass berries, within borders and scrolls of gilt wire and pearls.

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 6.1 cm
Height: 2.6 cm


Circa 1800 CE - Circa 1900 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of paper gilt metal pearls
Box composed of gilt paper
Lid And Base composed of glass

Identification numbers

Accession number: RTR.M.18 & A
Primary reference Number: 156403
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 6 January 2014 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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