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Pendant: M.7-1980

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown (Probably)




Gold, onyx, pearls and diamonds or clear, cut glass or crystal. Oval with a loop for suspension at the top. The plain gold back is set with an oval onyx cameo of a young black girl's head, wearing a necklace and ear-rings, a tiara and a net snood. The cameo is surrounded by a band of black enamel and a band of pearls and there are pearls on the front of the loop.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by A.R. Milburn, Esq.

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.6 cm
Width: 3.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1980-06-02) by Milburn, Esq., A. R.


19th Century, third quarter#
Napoleon III
Production date: circa AD 1860


Cameos of this kind are described as habillé

Components of the work

Cameo composed of onyx ( cameo)
Decoration composed of diamonds ( uncertain may be crystal or cut glass) pearls
Back composed of gold

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.7-1980
Primary reference Number: 119001
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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