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Shagreen covered box with silver clasp, by John Cooper

Image attached to M/P.2-1944

An image of Box/objet de vertu. Cooper, John Paul (British, 1869-1933). Colarossi, Lorenzo, maker of box (1879-1965). Rectangular with four silver bun feet, a button-operated fastener at centre front and a slightly convex lid attached to the lower part by two silver hinges. The sides and lid are divided into five panels by strips of silver with silver studs at regular intervals, and the edges are mounted in silver with rope edging. The button of the clasp is surrounded by a square silver plate embossed with a wreath of curling leaves and four studs, and has a scalloped outer edge with four large and four small studs. Walnut covered in rough shagreen, mounted in silver with a silver clasp, height, overall, 8.6 cm, length, overall, 22 cm, width, overall, 10.2 cm, circa 1932. Arts and Crafts.

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Box/objet de vertu. Cooper, John Paul (British, 1869-1933). Colarossi, Lorenzo, maker of box (1879-1965). Rectangular with four silver bun feet, a button-operated fastener at centre front and a slightly convex lid attached to the lower part by two silver hinges. The sides and lid are divided into five panels by strips of silver with silver studs at regular intervals, and the edges are mounted in silver with rope edging. The button of the clasp is surrounded by a square silver plate embossed with a wreath of curling leaves and four studs, and has a scalloped outer edge with four large and four small studs. Walnut covered in rough shagreen, mounted in silver with a silver clasp, height, overall, 8.6 cm, length, overall, 22 cm, width, overall, 10.2 cm, circa 1932. Arts and Crafts.

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  • Accession Number: M/P.2-1944
  • © The estate of Lorenzo Colarossi. Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/27.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Amy Jugg
  • Image height: 720 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 107.72kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 27/1

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20th Century _WF_Copyright Arts and Crafts belt box British bun feet clasp feet Fitz_AA foot hinged hinges John Cooper John Paul Cooper leaves Lorenzo Colarossi objet de vertu receptacle rectangular shagreen Silver studded studs walnut wood wood wooden

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