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Case: M.12-1935

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A case for carrying a book.
Wood carcase lined with red leather, while the outside is covered with tooled leather depicting animals and birds in foliage. The box is bound with iron bands and has an iron hasp and lock.

Inside the case is a label stating "Manchester Art Treasures Exhibition 1857, lent by Rev. G. W. Brackenridge"

Legal notes

Given by Charles Holden-White, 1935

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.8 cm
Length: 9 cm
Width: 7.4 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Components of the work

Carcase composed of wood

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Cuir bouilli

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.12-1935
Primary reference Number: 201756
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 4 June 2015 Updated: Thursday 4 June 2015 Last processed: Tuesday 1 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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