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Buckle: M.58-1983

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Cast iron, enamelled black. Oblong with an anthemion flanked by swans at each end and a rosette in the centre. Across the back, a hinged, pronged buckle to hold a belt.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Mrs J. Hull Grundy

Measurements and weight

Length: 9.7 cm
Width: 3.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Berlin ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1983-07-25) by Hull Grundy, J., Mrs


19th Century, first half#
Circa 1800 CE - 1850 CE


Prof. J.A. Charles' testing of other items of this type indicates that this type of jewellery was made from blackheart malleable cast iron (see Documentation).

Materials used in production

black Enamel
cast Iron

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.58-1983
Primary reference Number: 119020
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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