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Stick pin: M.46 & A-1984

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

Gold, the head in the shape of a wreath framing an oval photograph of Prince Albert under glass, the name 'ALBERT' reserved in gold in a blue enamel ribbon beneath. The back inscribed 'To Lord George Lennox/In remembrance/of the/beloved Prince./Decr.14.1861./from V.R.' In original maroon leather case (A) lined with royal blue velvet and silk.

Notes

History note: Purchased by Mrs Hull Grundy from Malcolm Carr Antiques Ltd., Gloucester Terrace, London W2

Legal notes

Given by Mrs J. Hull Grundy

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.5 cm
Width: 1.8 cm

Relative size of this object

1.8 cm9.5 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

After 1861
Production date: after AD 1861

Components of the work

Part composed of enamel ( blue) glass Case composed of leather ( maroon) Case Lining composed of silk ( royal blue) velvet ( royal blue) Pin composed of gold

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: To Lord George Lennox/In remembrance/of the/beloved Prince./Decr.14.1861./from V.R.
  • Location: Back
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.46 & A-1984
Primary reference Number: 119129
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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