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Box containing twelve trenchers: M.4.1-13 & A-1920

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Box containing twelve trenchers


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Circular box of wood, containing twelve trenchers. The outside of the lid bears remnants of painted decoration in black, red and white, of the Royal Arms, almost entire effaced and the motto 'Diev et Mon/Droyt'.
Inside are twelve roundels, each decorated on one side in black, red, off-white, brownish-green and gold leaf. Each is inscribed with a posy and biblical inscriptions, with fruit flowers, and an outer border, the same on each. Some have strapwork


History note: Unknown before Mrs T.T. Greg

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Given by Mrs T.T. Greg

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Method of acquisition: Given (1920) by Greg, T. T., Mrs


Late 16th Century
Elizabeth I
Production date: circa AD/CE 1600

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Decoration: composed of paint gold Roundels: Diameter 13.2 cm
Box: Diameter 16.6 cm Height 3.2 cm

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Accession number: M.4.1-13 & A-1920
Primary reference Number: 77277
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 2 October 2020 Last processed: Thursday 18 November 2021

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

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