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Pendant: M/P.17-1938

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown (Probably)

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Description

Gold, enamelled in blue, green, red, white, and black, set with table cut, clear diamonds, rubies (?), and emeralds, and with a cabochon emerald, and four oval emerald pendants. In the form of an eagle perching on a branch on an openwork pedestal, suspended by two chains attached at the top to a cross-shaped element with a peirced ring at the top through which passes a gold suspension ring.

Notes

History note: From the collection of Countess Batowska; Charles J. Wertheimer, his sale, Christie's 8-9 May 1912, Old French Snuff-Boxes, lot 57

Legal notes

L.D. Cunliffe Bequest, 1937

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.3 cm
Width: 5.0 cm

Relative size of this object

5 cm14.3 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 16th or early 17th century
Circa 1590 CE - 1620 CE

School or Style

Renaissance

Components of the work

Decoration composed of diamonds emeralds
Gems

Materials used in production

Enamel
Gold

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M/P.17-1938
Primary reference Number: 119047
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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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