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In pictures: Treasured Possessions from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment

Around 300 objects from the 15th to the 18th centuries go on show in Cambridge in March, to chart the history of our love of shopping, revealing the tastes and talents of those who commissioned and created them

Published: January 30, 2015 at 4:21 pm
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Pair of shoes, English, c1700–30

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‘The Daughters of Sir Matthew Decker’, by Jan van Meyer, 1718

2.20Cylinder20watch20and20chatelaine2C20William20Webster2C20Stephen20Goujon20and20George20Michael20Moser2C20London2C201761-2-6ff02c4

Cylinder watch and chatelaine, by William Webster, Stephen Goujon and George Michael Moser, 1761-2

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Dog money box, Brislington, 1717

4.20Folding20E28098Trompe20lE28099oeilE2809920fan2C20English2C20c.1750-b8fe216

Folding ‘Trompe l’oeil’ fan, English, c1750

5.20Nautilus20shell20cup2C20China20and20London2C20c.1580E280936-dbe2989

Nautilus shell cup, China and London, c1580–6

7.20Posset20pot20with20salver2C20Brislington2C201685E280936-177bc0f

Posset pot with salver, Brislington, 1685–6

8.20Sampler2C20Ann20Smith2C20Scottish20or20English2C201766E280937-f9b26e7

Sampler, Ann Smith, Scottish or English, 1766–7

9.20Teapot2C20Staffordshire2C20c.1755E2809365-28c9137

Teapot, Staffordshire, c1755–65

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Treasured Possessions from Renaissance to Enlightenment is on show at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, from 24 March–6 September 2015, and admission is free. For more information visit www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

All images © Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
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