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Box: MAR.O.176-1912

Object information

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Maker: Unknown




Box of a boat like shape and a flat top. With a turquoise blue ground, decorated in shades of green, red, blue, yellow and purple enamels. On the cover is a branch bearing foliage and fruits. On the sides are a hexagonal diaper with flower heads in the spaces. Gilt edges and base. Knob in the shape of gilt knot

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Charles Brinsley Marlay

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.4 cm
Length: 12.7 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley

Materials used in production

Ground colour
Gilt metal

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.O.176-1912
Primary reference Number: 201986
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 30 June 2015 Updated: Wednesday 13 January 2016 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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