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Camel Pendant: M/P.18-1938

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 32 (Rothschild)


Camel Pendant


Maker: Unknown




Gold, enamelled, and set with table-cut diamonds and emeralds. The camel is enamelled white, and has a putto or Cupid on its back, and four pendent pearls. Jewelled chain attached to it.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

L.D. Cunliffe Bequest, 1937

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.5 cm
Width: 5.7 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1938) by Cunliffe, Leonard Daneham


Second half of 16th century
Circa 1550 - 1600


The putto may by a 19th century addition or replacement

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Camel composed of enamel ( white)
Decoration composed of diamonds emeralds

Materials used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M/P.18-1938
Primary reference Number: 139857
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 10 December 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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