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Brush holder: O.61 & A-1946

Object information

Current Location: In storage




A brush holder of rock crystal cut in the form of a tree trunk


History note: Bought from Sparks, Dec.1927

Measurements and weight

Height: 13 cm
Width: 15.5 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1946) by Raphael, Oscar C.


1600 - 1700

Materials used in production

Rock crystal

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.61 & A-1946
Primary reference Number: 167887
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 17 January 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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