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Casket: M.26-1935

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: uncertain

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Description

Gilt copper with ferrous metal mechanism

Gilt copper with engraved decoration, and steel mechanism The rectangular casket stands on four ball feet. It has a hinged lid with central loop handle and keyhole with a hexagonal-headed key. The lock mechanism is attached to its underside by pins. The panel on lid is engraved with a man and a woman, the panels on the sides with fruit and flowers, and the base with a chequer pattern.

Notes

History note: Unknown before the donor, Charles Holden White

Legal notes

Given by Charles Holden White

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.4 cm
Length: 6.5 cm
Width: 4.3 cm

Relative size of this object

6.5 cm3.4 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1935) by White, Charles Holden

Dating

Renaissance
Circa 1580 CE - 1630 CE

School or Style

Renaissance

Components of the work

Mechanism composed of ferrous metal
Surface composed of gold
Decoration

Materials used in production

Copper

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.26-1935
Primary reference Number: 167442
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 8 March 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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