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Cross of the Order of Christ: M.1-1972

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Current Location: In storage


Cross of the Order of Christ


Maker: Unknown




Silver with closed back, set with table-cut garnets, surrounding a central cross of facetted crystals.


History note: Given to the donor by Gertrude Stein

Legal notes

Given by Mrs Louis Haydon Taylor

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.4 cm
Width: 4.4 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1972-01-20) by Taylor, Louise Haydon, Mrs


Late 18th century
Production date: 1800 AD 1770


The brooch from which the Cross was suspended is missing. Accessioned as Spanish.

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Components of the work

Stones composed of crystal ( probably) garnet
Setting composed of silver

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.1-1972
Primary reference Number: 162273
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 26 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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