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Snuff bottle: O.85 & A-1936

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Ivory, roughly hollowed out, and decorated with polychrome enamels. Carved with a continuous design of a deity mounted on a buddhist lion, the reverse with the same deity mounted on an elephant with various birds. The foot, neck and shoulders with formalised borders. The stopper matching and original

Legal notes

Reginald Cory Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1936) by Cory, Reginald R.


19th Century-20th Century#
1820 - 1935

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: O.85 & A-1936
Primary reference Number: 168945
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 11 December 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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