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Snuff box: M.3-1981

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

Shoe-shaped carved wood box inlaid with brass wirework and tacks

Carved wood inlaid with brass wirework and tacks. Shoe-shaped with an elongated rounded toe which fastens over the instep with a flap and three carved buttons. The compartment for snuff in the heel has a flat hinged lid. The shoe is decorated with borders of twisted wire and tacks.

Notes

History note: Not known before donor

Legal notes

Given by Mrs M. Chivers

Measurements and weight

Height: 4.2 cm
Length: 10.5 cm
Width: 2.8 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1981-03-09) by Chivers, M.

Dating

Second half of 18th century
Circa 1850 CE - 1900 CE

Components of the work

Box composed of wood
Tacks composed of brass (alloy)
Wire composed of brass (alloy)
Wood

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.3-1981
Primary reference Number: 150732
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 4 October 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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