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Brooch: M.55-1983

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Wedgwood




Black basaltes set in silver. Oval portrait medallion of the Emperor Tiberius in profile to right, the back impressed with 'TIBERIUS', set in an oval silver mount with a border of circles of silver wire between plaited and twisted wire.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Mrs J.Hull Grundy

Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1983) by Hull Grundy, J., Mrs


Circa 1780 - 1800 Circa 1860 -

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Medallion composed of basalt ( black)
Mount composed of silver
Brooch Height 5.9 cm Width 5.3 cm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WEDGWOOD
  • Location: On the back
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: TIBERIUS
  • Location: On the back
  • Method of creation: Impressed

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.55-1983
Primary reference Number: 11280
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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