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Brooch: M.13-1984

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Probably Unknown (Maker)


Carbuncles (cabochon-cut garnets), set in gold, bloomed to produce two tones and engraved. In the shape of a spray of leaves with five flowers and five buds. On the back, an oval coil of gold wire to shich the spray and the pin fastening are attached.


History note: Purchased by the donor from Harvey & Gore, 4 Burlington Gardens, London W1

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Given by Mrs J. Hull Grundy

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.3 cm
Length: 12.6 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1984-01-30) by Hull Grundy, J., Mrs


Mid 19th century
Production date: circa AD 1840


The garnets are almandine-spessartine solid solutions

Components of the work

Gemstones composed of garnet ( almandine-spessartine solid solutions) Setting composed of gold

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.13-1984
Primary reference Number: 119012
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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