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Cigar box

Cigar box

  • Place of origin:

    London (designed and made)

  • Date:

    1899 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Alexander Fisher, born 1864 - died 1936 (designer and maker)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs H.W. Janson

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Cigar box, gilt metal with a wooden lining within, the top embellished with an applied enamelled plaque. Rectangular box, gilt inside and out, hinged lid. The painted enamel plaque of oblong form, with a portrait subject intended to be seen from one end of the box; it is applied by means of a gilt metal frame secured by eight pins to the lid. The subject is an angel perched in a tree and holding a harp. Below, in a scroll, `Anno 1899'. Signed A. Fisher in the lower right hand corner. The background blue; the angel also foiled, with red wings and gold hair and robe.

Place of Origin

London (designed and made)


1899 (made)


Alexander Fisher, born 1864 - died 1936 (designer and maker)

Marks and inscriptions

Signed `A. Fisher'
In the lower right hand corner of the enamel plaque.

Anno 1899
Within a scroll.


Height: 5.5 cm, Length: 18 cm, Width: 12 cm

Descriptive line

Cigar Box, gilt brass and enamel with a wooden lining, London, 1899, signed and dated by Alexander Fisher.


Brass; Gold; Enamel; Wood


Gilding; Enamelling

Subjects depicted

Scroll; Tree; Angel; Harp


Containers; Metalwork


Metalwork Collection

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