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Case for Portuguese ewer and basin: M.10A-1982

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Current Location: In storage


Case for Portuguese ewer and basin


Retailer: Garrard, R. & S., and Company




Oak with brass handles and name plate, lined with blue baize; square with hinged lid and lock at centre front. The name plate is inscribed in black 'THE MARQUESS OF ORMONDE'.


History note: From the collection of Walter Butler, 18th Earl of Ormonde, created 1st Marquis of Ormonde, 1816, and by descent in the Ormonde family.

Legal notes

Allocated by the Minister for the Arts from the list of objects accepted in lieu of capital taxes from the estate of the Most Honourable James Arthur Norman Butler, 6th Marquis of Ormonde

Measurements and weight

Depth: 39.5 cm
Depth: 15½ in
Height: 19.9 cm
Height: 8¼ in
Width: 39.5 cm
Width: 15½ in

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (1982-06-19) by the estate of James Butler, 6th Marquis of Ormonde


Victoria I
Circa 1843 - 1901

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Interior composed of baize
Handles composed of brass (alloy)

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Location: On the upper surface of the lid
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Name plate
  • Text: R. & S GARRARD & Co / GOLDSMITHS & JEWELLERS / to the Queen / all the Royal Family / PANTON St & HAYMARKET
  • Location: Inside the lid
  • Method of creation: Printed on paper and glued
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.10A-1982
Primary reference Number: 77191
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 30 June 2016 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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