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Ring brooch: M.62-1982

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Silver, parcel-gilt, set with three hemispherical and one smaller oval malachites. In the form of the 'County Cavan brooch'


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Mrs J. Hull Grundy

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Dublin ⪼ Ireland

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1982-10-11) by Hull Grundy, J., Mrs


19th Century, third quarter#
Circa 1850 CE - 1860 CE


This ring brooch is an example of Celtic Revival jewellery which became fashionable c. 1849-50. It was based on a silver-gilt Irish ring-brooch of c. 800 AD found in County Cavan and known as the 'County Cavan brooch' which is now in the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin. It is also known as the 'Queen's brooch' because a copy made by Edmond Johnston for Messrs. West & Son, who had purchased the original, was presented to Queen Victoria, when she visited Trinity College, Dublin in 1849.

School or Style

Celtic Revival

Components of the work

Decoration composed of malachites

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Method of creation: Relief
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.62-1982
Primary reference Number: 119024
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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