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Brooch: M.16-1996

Object information

Maker(s)

Probably Unknown (Maker)

Description

Variegated grey agate set in gold. A large cabochon cut agate surrounded by four medium-sized and two small cabochon agates claw set in gold with closed back, separated by short gold beads with closed back. Hinged pin and curled hook fastening, also gold.

Notes

History note: The brooch belonged to the donor's mother-in-law, Elizabeth Barnes (neé Ogle), whose family came from Northern Ireland.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs Stella Barnes

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.0 cm
Width: 3.5 cm

Relative size of this object

3.5 cm3 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1996-07-15) by Barnes, Stella F., Mrs

Dating

Mid 19th century
Circa 1840 CE - 1860 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of agate ( grey) Setting composed of gold

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.16-1996
Primary reference Number: 166614
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Brooch" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/166614 Accessed: 2022-06-28 01:22:15

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