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Pair of earrings: M.28 & A-1984

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown (Uncertain)




Aquamarine pastes set in gilt-metal. Both alike. Two oval, rose-cut pastes of unequal size set in adjacent closed collets, flanked by smaller square facetted pastes. Hinged fastening with attached figure of eight.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Mrs J. Hull Grundy

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.6 cm
Width: 2.5 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1984-04-30) by Hull Grundy, J., Mrs


Late 18th-early 19th century
Circa 1775 CE - Circa 1825 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of pastes ( aquamarine)
Settings composed of gilt-metal

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.28 & A-1984
Primary reference Number: 119013
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 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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