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Brooch: M.9 & A & B-1984

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Set of brooch and earrings, tortoise shell piqué with gold and silver. Each piece is horseshoe shaped. The brooch is piqué with a wide gold line and two narrower silver lines between which, on right and left, there is a groove and two nail heads; pin fastening across the back. Both earrings are decorated en suite, but with only one silver line on the outer edge. Each has a loop and hook for suspension.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Mrs J. Hull Grundy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1984) by Hull Grundy, J., Mrs


Production date: circa AD 1880

Components of the work

Part composed of gold ( piqué) silver ( piqué) tortoise shell
Earrings Height 4.0 cm Width 2.6 cm
Brooch Height 5.5 cm Width 5.0 cm

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: 'EC' in gold

  • Text: EC
  • Location: Each piece on back
  • Type: Mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.9 & A & B-1984
Primary reference Number: 169649
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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