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Pen case: O.25-1991

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Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

Pen case, lacquered and made with gilt wood. The cas is of an elongated oblong form with rounded ends, made in two parts, one sliding into the other. The inside section contains the pens, while the base of the outer section is lacquered black with gilt edges. The top and sides of the exterior are decorated in polychrome with three scenes showing a young couple surrounded by dancing girls, musicians and seated ladies. The top of the right end has a semi-circular black and gold foliage border.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.6 cm
Length: 21.3 cm
Width: 3.6 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Materials used in production

Wood
Gilt
Lacquer
Polychrome

Techniques used in production

Gilding
Lacquering

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.25-1991
Primary reference Number: 201886
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 24 June 2015 Updated: Friday 24 August 2018 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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