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Pendant: M.2-1970

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Unknown (Jeweller)


Gold, set with emeralds and two diamonds and a carved mother-of-pearl figure of Christ on a background of gold, engraved and enamelled in translucent green (basse-taille enamelling). The back enamelled in opaque white, pink and black and set with an enamelled plaque in blue pink and grey-black of the virgin and child. Circular with a bow at the top.


History note: Given by Gertrude Stein to the donor, Mrs Louise Haydon Taylor

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Given by Mrs Louise Haydon Taylor

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.8 cm
Width: 5.4 cm

Relative size of this object

5.4 cm7.8 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1970-12-13) by Taylor, Louise Haydon, Mrs


17th Century
Circa 1600 CE - 1700 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of emeralds Carving composed of mother-of-pearl Gemstones Mother-of-pearl

Materials used in production

green, white, pink, balck, blue Enamel Gold

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.2-1970
Primary reference Number: 119049
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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