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Snuff box: RTR.M.19

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Silversmith: Unknown

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Description

Oval, silver box with tortoise shell lid and base; the top of lid inlaid with engraved silver and mother-of-pearl strapwork and scrolls

Silver with tortoise shell lid and base; the top of lid inlaid with engraved silver and mother of pearl. Oval box with straight sides and projecting moulded edges and a projecting hinge. The slightly domed lid is decorated with a Baroque shell-shaped design which includes interlaced strapwork, scrolls, fish and the heads of two grotesques.

Measurements and weight

Height: 1.5 cm
Length: 8.2 cm
Width: 6.0 cm

Relative size of this object

8.2 cm1.5 cm What does this represent?

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Dating

Early 18th Century
1700 CE - 1730 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Lid And Base composed of tortoise shell
Inlay composed of mother-of-pearl silver
Side And Mounts composed of silver
Decoration

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Identification numbers

Accession number: RTR.M.19
Primary reference Number: 156404
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 September 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Snuff box" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/156404 Accessed: 2022-10-02 04:43:11

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