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Harp String Box: M.12.3-1941

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Harp String Box




Cuboid japanned tin string box, 33 slots for strings, round hole for tuning key, one other slot. The exterior of the box is black with flowers and gold swirls. The box contains a key which will not work in the box's lock and a stray string peg.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs. Norah K. Chadwick

Measurements and weight

Height: 12 cm
Length: 42 cm
Width: 12 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1941) by Chadwick, Norah, K., Mrs

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Fitzwilliam Museum/Cambridge/Presented by Mrs. H.M. Chadwick/April 1941
  • Location: In the box
  • Method of creation: Loose
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.12.3-1941
Primary reference Number: 139903
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Audit data

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

Associated departments & institutions

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

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