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Casket: M.6 & A-1935

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Current Location: In storage


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Ivory with silver mounts. Each corner has two, the lid has five of which two extend down the back and the central one is hinged at the front to the hasp which fits onto the lock-plate. Four small mounts secure the front and sides to the bottom. Lid: The lid is lined with red velvet and does not fit the box. A thin silver handle is attached to the lid.

Legal notes

Given by Charles Holden-White

Measurements and weight

Depth: 2 3/8 in
Height: 1 5/8 in
Width: 4 1/2 in

Acquisition and important dates

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


14th Century
15th Century#
Circa 1300 CE - Circa 1500 CE


There seems some doubt as to the genuineness of this casket.

Components of the work

Handle composed of silver
Mounts composed of silver
Casket composed of ivory
Lid Lining composed of velvet

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.6 & A-1935
Primary reference Number: 31719
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 7 November 2018 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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