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Brooch: M.38 & A-1983

Object information


Probably Saulini Workshop (Production)


Shell cameo carved with a portrait of an unidentified man in profile to left, set in a chased gold mount with a pin fastening across the back, and a loop for suspension at the top. In a dark maroon leather case (A).


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Given by Mrs J. Hull Grundy

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.0 cm
Width: 4.9 cm

Relative size of this object

4.9 cm6 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Place(s) associated

  • Rome ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 19th Century
Circa 1870 - 1890

School or Style


Components of the work

Cameo composed of shell Mount composed of gold

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Saulini F.
  • Location: On front
  • Type: Signature

Inscription present: T small and raised

  • Text: 15 CT
  • Location: On suspension loop
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hall mark
  • Text: illegible
  • Location: On suspension loop
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.38 & A-1983
Primary reference Number: 119040
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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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