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Brooch: M.50-1982

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

Gold, cast and chased in the shape of a winged monster with a ruby/garnet eye, carrying a diamond in its mouth.

Notes

History note: Nonesuch Antiques, Bond Street Antique Centre, 124-125 New Bond Street, London, W1

Legal notes

Given by Mrs J. Hull Grundy

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.2 cm
Width: 3.2 cm

Relative size of this object

3.2 cm3.2 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1982-11-29) by Hull Grundy, J., Mrs

Dating

Late 19th Century
Circa 1880 - Circa 1900

School or Style

Renaissance Revival

Components of the work

Eye composed of ruby ( possibly) garnet ( possibly)
Mouth composed of diamond

Materials used in production

Gold

Techniques used in production

Casting : Gold, cast and chased, and set with a ruby or garnet and a diamond
Chasing

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.50-1982
Primary reference Number: 119003
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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