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Hair ornament: M.77-1984

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Probably Child & Child (Maker)


Tortoise shell, gold, silver set with garnets and engraved and enamelled in translucent green. Rectangular tortoise shell comb, to which is attached by means of a gold mount and hinge, a spray of silver leaves, enamelled green, and open-set garnet berries.


History note: Unknown before donor

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Given by Mrs J. Hull Grundy

Measurements and weight

Height: 10.5 cm
Width: 9.6 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Circa 1880 - 1916

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( translucent green) garnet Part composed of tortoise shell gold silver

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.77-1984
Primary reference Number: 119201
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 19 August 2021 Last processed: Thursday 19 August 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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