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Pen case: O.25-1991

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Pen case, lacquered and made with gilt wood. The cas is of an elongated oblong form with rounded ends, made in two parts, one sliding into the other. The inside section contains the pens, while the base of the outer section is lacquered black with gilt edges. The top and sides of the exterior are decorated in polychrome with three scenes showing a young couple surrounded by dancing girls, musicians and seated ladies. The top of the right end has a semi-circular black and gold foliage border.

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Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

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Height: 3.6 cm
Length: 21.3 cm
Width: 3.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

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Accession number: O.25-1991
Primary reference Number: 201886
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Created: Wednesday 24 June 2015 Updated: Friday 24 August 2018 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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

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