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Brooch: M.67-1984

Object information

Maker(s)

Possibly Unknown (Maker)

Description

Ivory, carved in the shape of a spray of roses, other flowers and foliage; gilt-metal pin fastening across the back.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Miss A.L. Wyatt

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.7 cm
Width: 4.2 cm

Relative size of this object

4.2 cm6.7 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1984-07-23) by Wyatt, Agnes L., Miss

Dating

Third quarter of 19th century
Circa 1850 CE - 1875 CE

Note

The high relief and creamy tone of the ivory of this brooch seem to indicate an English rather than a German origin. (See bibliography)

Components of the work

Pin composed of gilt-metal

Materials used in production

carved Ivory

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.67-1984
Primary reference Number: 119023
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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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