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Tea caddy: M.1-1974

Object information

Awaiting location update


Production: Unknown




Twin tea caddy of rosewood, inlaid with marquetry of brass, mother-of-pearl and composition.

Legal notes

Purchased with the Rylands Fund.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1974)


19th Century, Mid#
Production date: circa AD 1850

Components of the work

Carcase composed of rosewood
Inlay composed of brass (alloy)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: M.1-1974
Primary reference Number: 98195
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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