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Pendant: M.42-1984

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Chalcedony set in surface-coloured, engraved and chased gold and set with pearls and a table-cut emerald. In the middle, a square formed by eight pearls surrounding an emerald, from each side of which projects a basket of flowers into which the chalcedony arms of the cross are set. Between the arms there are four beaded rods. In the middle of the back, a square, glass-covered compartment containing woven hair or brown ribbon. At the top, a double, beaded loop for suspension and across the back, a pin- fastening.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Mrs J. Hull Grundy

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.6 cm
Width: 5.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1984) by Hull Grundy, J., Mrs


Circa 1820 - 1830

Components of the work

Part composed of ribbon ( brown, possibly) hair ( woven, possibly) chalcedony
Decoration composed of emerald ( table-cut) pearls beads
Setting composed of gold
Compartment Cover composed of glass

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.42-1984
Primary reference Number: 119125
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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