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Box: RTR.M.21 & A

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Oval, ivory box inlaid with silver wire and decorated with red and green enamel paint

Ivory inlaid with silver wire and painted in red and green enamel. Oval with straight sides and a pull-off lid. The top of the lid is decorated with a border of dots and scrolling foliage round an oval cartouche of stylised flowers and a bird.


1700 CE - 1900 CE


Probably European.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of paint
Inlay composed of silver
Box And Lid Diameter 8.5 cm Height 2.1 cm Length 10.8 cm

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Accession number: RTR.M.21 & A
Primary reference Number: 156406
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 6 January 2014 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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

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