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Mourning Brooch: M.37-1984

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Mourning Brooch


Maker: Unknown (Probably)




Carved ivory. Rectangular. A horse and a hound standing and another dog seated beneath two trees, pathetically waiting for their dead master or mistress. Pin-fastening of silvered metal across the back.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Mrs J. Hull Grudy

Measurements and weight

Height: 4.4 cm
Length: 5.7 cm

Relative size of this object

5.7 cm4.4 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Erbach ⪼ Odenwald ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1984-03-12) by Hull Grundy, J., Mrs


Mid-19th Century
Circa 1830 CE - 1860 CE


Possibly made by a member of the Kehrer family of Erbach.

Components of the work

Pin composed of metal ( silvered)

Materials used in production

carved Ivory

Techniques used in production

Carving : Carved irory

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.37-1984
Primary reference Number: 119022
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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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