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Table: M.20B-1972

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Production: Unknown

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Description

Table. Slate enamelled to resemble marble. One of a pair with M.20A-1972.

Notes

History note: Charles and Lavinia Handley-Read (both died 1971); purchased from Thomas Stainton, the exectutor of the Handley-Read Estate

Legal notes

Purchased with the Perceval Fund with grant-in-aid from the Victoria and Albert Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 87.6 cm
Width: 38.1 cm

Relative size of this object

38.1 cm87.6 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1972-10-19) by Handley-Read Estate

Dating

Mid 19th century
Victorian
Production date: circa AD 1865

Note

Presumed to be by an imitator of George Eugene Magnus of Pimlico as the pedestals do not bear his mark.

School or Style

Victorian

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Slate

Techniques used in production

Enamelling : Slate, enamelled to simulate marble

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.20B-1972
Primary reference Number: 77242
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 2 October 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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