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Brooch: PER.M.70-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown (Probably)




Gold, set with a sardonyx cameo bust with pinkish details over pale grey on brown of Karl Theodor Anton Maria Von Dalberg, Archbishop Elector of Mainz, Grand Duke of Frankfurt, (1744-1817) in ecclesiastical dress, wearing a pendant cross hanging from a ribbon and facing in profile to right.


History note: Purchased by Randal of Bath from a Bath collector; purchased fromRandall of Bath in 1910 by S.G. Perceval.

Legal notes

S.G. Perceval Bequest, 1922

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.1 cm
Width: 2.5 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1922) by Perceval, Spencer George


Early 19th Century
Circa 1800 CE - 1817 CE

Components of the work

Cameo composed of sardonyx

Materials used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.M.70-1923
Primary reference Number: 119033
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 31 January 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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