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Relief after a Gold Freedom Box Lid: M.3-1979

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Relief after a Gold Freedom Box Lid


Founder: Moser, George Michael




Relief after a gold freedom box lid. Plaster, rectangular with rounded corners, cast in relief with a scene depicting the presentation of the Freedom of the City of London to H.R.H. Edward Augustus, Duke of York and Albany, Rear-Admiral of the Blue, on 31st July 1761. In wooden frame.


History note: Bought by the Friends from Sigtermans Antiques, Purbeck House, Dorset

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1979) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Third quarter of 18th century
George III
Production date: AD 1761


Moser chased the original gold freedom box.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Frame composed of wood (plant material) Length 17.4 cm Width 12.9 cm
Plaster Length 13.8 cm Width 10.4 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 'Ellic...../Targett
  • Location: On reverse
  • Method of creation: In pencil

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.3-1979
Primary reference Number: 29386
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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