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Locket: M.1-1993

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown (Probably)

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Description

Gilt metal, blue enamel, glass, cream silk and hair. Oval. One side with an an oval glass-covered compartment containing a curl of dark auburn-brown hair, on cream silk, surrounded by an oval metal band and a zone of dark blue translucent enamel. The mount round the edge is inscribed 'Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal (Mrs D.G. Rossetti) February 1862./Given to S.C. Cockerell by W.M. Rossetti 22.October, 1919.'. The other side has a larger oval glass-covered compartment containing a curl of greyish-fair hair on cream silk. The mount round the edge is inscribed 'Jane Burden (Mrs William Morris) 1839-1914./Sent to S.C. Cockerell by Mrs Morris, 15 January, 1912.'. The outer edge of the mount is inscribed 'Two beautiful women the wives of two great poets.' NB. this object does not open, is not hinged and does not have a suspension loop.

Notes

History note: Given to the donor by S.C. Cockerell.

Legal notes

Given by M Virginia Surtees

Measurements and weight

Depth: 0.8 cm
Height: 4.9 cm
Width: 3.9 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1993-06-07) by Surtees, Virginia

Dating

Production date: or later AD 1914

Components of the work

Part composed of enamel ( blue) hair ( dark auburn-brown and greyish-fair) silk gilt metal glass

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal (Mrs D.G. Rossetti) February 1862./Given to S.C. Cockerell by W.M. Rossetti 22.October, 1919.
  • Location: Gold mount round the edge
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Jane Burden (Mrs William Morris) 1839-1914./Sent to S.C. Cockerell by Mrs Morris, 15 January, 1912.
  • Location: Gold mount round the edge
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Two beautiful women the wives of two great poets.
  • Location: Outer edge of the mount
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.1-1993
Primary reference Number: 169760
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 15 May 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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