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

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Current Location: In storage


Box containing twelve trenchers


Production: Unknown




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

Acquisition and important dates

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


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

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Components of the work

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

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Identification numbers

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: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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