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Cosmetic container: E.GA.5510.1943

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Object information


Toilet box handle, in shape of duck's head

Measurements and weight

Depth: 0.018 m
Height: 0.026 m
Width: 0.045 m

Relative size of this object

4.5 cm2.6 cm1.8 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1943) by Gayer-Anderson, Robert Grenville, Major

Components of the work

Inlay: composed of ebony ivory

Materials used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: E.GA.5510.1943
Primary reference Number: 59185
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 15 January 2019 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Cosmetic container" Web page available at: Accessed: 2022-01-26 20:49:05

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