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Four scenes from a novel: M.67-2015

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Four scenes from a novel


Maker: Unknown




Hand painted chicken-skin leaf, on pierced and fretted ivory sticks and carved and pierced ivory guards.


History note: The Lennox Boyd Collection. Christies no. 70

Legal notes

Accepted by H.M. Government in lieu of inheritance tax from The Lennox Boyd Estate

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (2015-04-27) by H.M. Government


18th century
Production date: circa AD 1780

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Components of the work

Leaf composed of chicken skin
Sticks, Guards composed of ivory

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.67-2015
Primary reference Number: 206707
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 20 August 2015 Updated: Wednesday 15 May 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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