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M/P.15-1938: M/P.15-1938

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 32 (Rothschild)


Maker: Unknown (Probably)



Gold, enamelled in blue, red, two shades of green, and opaque white, and seven irregularly-shaped pearls, and one irregularly-shaped pendant pearl, and with nine cut rectangular diamonds (?), and seven cut rubies (?). The pendant is in the shape of an openwork crown over an approximately circular openwork rosette in the middle of which is a white eagle grasping a green snake in its talons.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

L.D. Cunliffe Bequest, 1937

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.8 cm
Width: 6 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937) by Cunliffe, Leonard Daneham


Early 17th Century
Circa 1600 CE - 1625 CE


The bird is a replacement, possibly for a figure of the Virgin, which would explain the crown at the top. Accessioned as South German, but probably Spanish

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, red, two shades of green, white) pearls

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M/P.15-1938
Primary reference Number: 119046
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 10 December 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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