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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Franks.104

  • Description

    Box; porcelain; circular; slightly moulded scrolls forming the framework of the designs, which are Watteau subjects in blue; figures dancing and three groups reposing; inside the lid a vase containing flowers painted in colour; the inside of the lower part gilt; no marks; gilt metal mounts.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 18thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 3.25 inches
    • Height: 1.5 inches
  • Bibliography

    • Franks 1896 104 bibliographic details
  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    21 March 2000

    Reason for treatment

    Storage

    Treatment proposal

    Check condition and clean.

    Condition

    Surface dirt.

    Treatment details

    Surface cleaned with warm distilled water applied with cotton wool. Residue removed with cotton wool and Kleenex tissue.

    About these records 

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1897

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    Franks.104

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