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Box: M.22-1983

Object information

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Production: Unknown




Rectangular wooden box with hinged cover, veneered with tortoiseshell and ivory on three sides, with silver mounts and lock plate engraved with flowers. The interior lined at a later date with pink silk, quilted over cotton wool.
Label inside lid: 'H. C. Foot Collection at 36 High Street, Oxford'

A piece has broken off the lock plate. Several of the tortoiseshell panels have sprung


History note: H. C. Foot Collection, 36 High Street, Oxford.

Legal notes

Given by John Tillotson, Esq., M.A., in memory of his mother.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 31.3 cm
Height: 10.5 cm
Length: 46.5 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given by Tillotson, John


Late 17th Century
Circa 1675 - Circa 1700

Components of the work

Lining composed of silk
Veneer composed of tortoise shell ivory

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: H.C. FOOT COLLECTION/at/36 High St., Oxford
  • Location: Inside lid
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.22-1983
Primary reference Number: 98243
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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