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Etui: PER.M.363-1923

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Green jasper etui with gilt metal mounts and diamond clasp

Jasper, gilt metal and diamond; shaped rectangular in section with tapering sides and hinged lid. The etui is made of green jasper flecked with red. Round the top and bottom of the lid and base are gilt metal mounts chased with rocaille decoration, scrolls, flowers and floral swags. In the centre of the slightly domed lid is a small swivel handle. The sprung catch is operated by a button which is set with a brilliant cut diamond. The interior of the lid is fitted with a gilt metal lining. The top of the divider in the base is of gilt metal; it would have contained six implements which are now missing.

Legal notes

Spencer George Perceval Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 1.8 cm
Length: 10.5 cm
Width: 3.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, second half#
Production date: circa AD 1770

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Components of the work

Clasp composed of diamond
Mount composed of metal
Etui composed of jasper
Surface Of Mount composed of gold

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.M.363-1923
Primary reference Number: 150644
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 August 2015 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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