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Patch box: M.87-1961

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Heart-shaped, tortoise shell box with silver mounts and medallion of Charles II

Tortoise shell with silver mounts and portrait medallion. Heart-shaped with shallow straight sides and a flat lid. The sides of the lid and the projecting hinge are of silver. The top of the lid is set with an oval portrait medallion of Charles II facing right, engraved to his left is 'C' beneath '2', and on his right is and 'R' beneath a crown.


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

L.C.G. Clarke Bequest, 1960

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1961-04-27) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


17th Century, Late
1660 CE - 1700 CE

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Components of the work

Box And Cover composed of tortoise shell
Medallion composed of silver
Mounts composed of silver
Whole Box Height 1 cm Length 6.9 cm Width 5.2 cm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.87-1961
Primary reference Number: 77343
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 7 June 2017 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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