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Bread Wheat Brooch: M.9-1988

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Bread Wheat Brooch


Maker: Fürst




Gold set with twenty-one diamonds. In the shape of an ear of bread wheat. Pin fastener on the back. Case (M.9A-1988) rectangular, covered with pink watered silk, the lid lined with cream silk satin printed in black with 'FŰRST/ROMA-TORINO' within a cartouche.


History note: Made to the donor’s order by Fürst of Rome

Legal notes

Given by Dr R.A. Silow in memory of his wife, Bertha St. Aubyn Silow

Measurements and weight

Length: 13.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Rome ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1988-07-25) by Silow, R. A., Dr


Third quarter of 20th Century
Circa 1957 - 1959

Components of the work

Case composed of silk ( cover)
Decoration composed of diamonds

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: '87 TO'
  • Location: On applied pad
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: 'FURST'
  • Location: On applied pad
  • Type: Maker's mark
  • Text: '750'
  • Location: On applied pad
  • Type: Hall mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.9-1988
Primary reference Number: 166882
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 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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