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Casket: M.27-1935

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Current Location: In storage






Gilt brass, with steel and silver mounts, and steel mechanism. Rectangular standing on four ball feet, the hinged cover having a central handle, with a keyhole and key behind it. The top and corners have silver mounts, and there are projecting steel bands round the top and above the bottom of the sides. The brass panels on the top and front are engraved with buildings, those on the ends with scale pattern set with quatrefoils, and the back and base with formal plant and geometrical design. The underside of the lid has a complicated steel lock mechanism held to it by pins.

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Given by Chalres Holden-White

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.3 cm
Length: 4.8 cm
Width: 3.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1935-11-13) by Holden-White, Charles

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Accession number: M.27-1935
Primary reference Number: 199663
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Created: Tuesday 29 July 2014 Updated: Wednesday 8 March 2017 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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

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