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Grand Master's Badge of the Noble Order of Bucks: M.71-1983

Object information

Titles

Grand Master's Badge of the Noble Order of Bucks

Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

Clear and garnet pastes set in silver, surrounding a painted enamel plaque of a buck in a landscape with a scroll above, inscribed 'HONOUR THE REWARD OF VIRTUE'. In the shape of a sun with rays, surmounted by a crown. On the back, a gilt metal plaque, inscribed 'MACKAY.GRAND./1780/ROYAL MECKLENBURGH LODGE' and engraved with a fist holding a dagger and the motto 'MANU FORTI' on a scroll above. At the top, a loop and ring for suspension.

Notes

History note: Harvey & Gore

Legal notes

Given by Mrs J. Hull Grundy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1983) by Hull Grundy, J., Mrs

Dating

Production date: dated AD 1780

Components of the work

Decoration composed of paste ( clear and garnet) Plaque On Back composed of gilt-metal Plaque composed of enamel Setting composed of silver

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: HONOUR THE REWARD OF VIRTUE
  • Location: Scroll above enamel plaque
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: MACKAY.GRAND./1780/ROYAL MECKLENBURGH LODGE
  • Location: Back plaque
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: a fist holding a dagger and the motto 'MANU FORTI' on a scroll above

  • Location: Back plaque
  • Type: Engraving

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.71-1983
Primary reference Number: 119197
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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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