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Etui: PER.M.361-1923

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Metal etui covered in black leather set with gold studs

Metal, leather and gold; of oval section with tapering sides and hinged lid. The metal etui is covered with ten panels of black leather (four round the lid, four round the body and one at either end) which are studded with small gold dots and flowerheads to form a decorative pattern of scrolls. Round the top and bottom of the lid and base and between the leather panels are moulded gold mounts; those on the centre front and back are engraved with a band of diaperwork and scrolls. The centre of the slightly domed lid is set with an oval gold plaque embossed with thee flowerheads and scrolls. The catch and fittings are missing.


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

Spencer George Perceval Bequest, 1923

Measurements and weight

Height: 1.8 cm
Length: 9.3 cm
Width: 3.2 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1922) by Perceval, Spencer George


18th century
1700 CE - 1800 CE

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Components of the work

Etui composed of metal
Decoration composed of gold
Surface composed of leather

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.M.361-1923
Primary reference Number: 150642
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 6 January 2014 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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