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Brooch: M.17-1983

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Tiffany & Co.




Gold, cast and chased. In the shape of a shaft with a snarling lion or tiger's head at each end; pin fastening on the side.


History note: John Jesse and Irina Laski, 160 Kensington Church Street, London, W.8

Legal notes

Given by Mrs J. Hull Grundy

Measurements and weight

Length: 6.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • New York ⪼ USA

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1983-03-14) by Grundy, J. Hull, Mrs


Late 19th Century
Production date: circa AD 1880


The lion's or tiger's heads were inspired by early Hellenistic ear-ring finials and were probably based on items in the Cesnola collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, known as the Curium Treasure

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Techniques used in production

Casting : Gold, cast and chased

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: the o of Co is raised

  • Text: TIFFANY & Co
  • Type: Maker's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.17-1983
Primary reference Number: 118980
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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