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Brooch: M.18-1996

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Silver and glass enclosing a piece of butterfly wing. Oval with closed back and beaded edge (two round, one oval repeated), set with iridescent blue butterfly wing under a domed glass. Hinged pin and curled hook fastening, also silver.


History note: Given to the donor in the early 1920s by a cousin, Edmund Cameron, whose father became Master of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs Stella Barnes

Measurements and weight

Length: 2.0 cm
Width: 1.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Circa 1920 - 1925


The mark indicates that it is not English

Components of the work

Part composed of butterfly wing ( blue) glass ( domed) silver

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 'STERLING'
  • Type: Mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.18-1996
Primary reference Number: 167220
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 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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