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Brooch: M.64 & A-1982

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Maker(s)

Watherston & Brogden (Maker)

Description

Cameo brooch, horned helmet shell carved with an angel in profile to the left with the index finger of its left hand raised, mounted in gold and surrounded by a border of four strands of gold ropework; pin-fastening across the back. In original red leather case (A), blind-stamped 'MO', the lid of which is lined with white silk, printed in blue with the maker's name and adress: 'PARIS FIRST CLASS & LONDON PRIZE MEDALS [image of 1851 enamelled vase] / WATHERSTON & BROGDEN, / Goldsmiths, / MANUFACTORY, / 16, Henrietta St. / Covent Garden, WC / LONDON'

Notes

History note: Malcolm Carr Antiques Ltd., 94 Gloucester Terrce, London, W2.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs J. Hull Grundy

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.21 cm
Width: 5.9 cm

Relative size of this object

5.9 cm7.2 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1982) by Hull Grundy, J., Mrs

Dating

Third quarter of 19th century
Victoria I
Circa 1862 CE - 1864 1864 CE

Note

Watherston & Brogden showed jewellery at the Great Exhibition of 1851, where they were described as producing ‘the finest articles in the jewellery department’, as well as showing in exhibitions in Paris (1855) and London (1862). This cameo, carved in horned helmet shell, is typical of the cameos that remained popular throughout the nineteenth century.

School or Style

Victorian

Components of the work

Cameo: composed of shell Mount: composed of gold

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: W. & B
  • Maker's mark
  • Text: PARIS FIRST CLASS & LONDON PRIZE MEDALS/Watherston & Brogden/ Goldsmiths/ MANUFACTORY/16 Henrietta St/Covent Garden.WC/LONDON
  • Location: Inside lid of case
  • Method of creation: Printed in blue
  • Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.64 & A-1982
Primary reference Number: 119097
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 28 August 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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