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Aigrette: M.12-1984

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Garnets set in silver. In the shape of a bird flying over a spray with a bow and a figure of eight at the bottom; pin fastening across the back. The setting of 'cut-down' type.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Mrs J. Hull Grundy

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.6 cm
Width: 6.7 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 18th century
Production date: circa AD 1770

Components of the work

Decoration composed of garnet

Materials used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.12-1984
Primary reference Number: 119195
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 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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