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Pendant: M.60A-C-1983

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Phillips Brothers




Silver pendant and earrings. The pendant composed of three cast and engraved laurel leaves with veins and a berry, the stems of which are curved to form a wide loop for suspension. Each earring is cast in the shape of a laurel leaf, the stem twisted over to form a loop into which is hooked a hemispherical berry, the stem of which is curved over and downwards to pass through a pierced ear. In original D-shaped maroon morocco case, the base lined with dark red velvet, the lid with purple silk, printed in gold below a crown 'PHILLIPS, / 23, COCKSPUR ST / LONDON.' On the base of the case, a rectangular label, printed 'FENTON/33 Cranbourn St,/London' with a row of figures above in blue-black ink '3970 . . . . ' that of a later vendor.


History note: Purchased by Mrs Hull Grundy from Manfred Seymour Ltd., 32-33 Hatton Garden, London EC1

Legal notes

Given by Mrs J. Hull Grundy

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1983) by Hull Grundy, J., Mrs


Victoria I
Circa 1855 CE - 1869


The firm of Phillips Brothers was one of the most productive and successful London jewellers of the nineteenth century. Their range and variety was unsurpassed and included jewellery in the Italian archaeological style, the Renaissance Revival style (copying the jewels depicted in drawings by artist Hans Holbein, 1497/8-1543), as well as pieces inspired by the jewellery of India and Scandinavia. Phillips was also influenced by the objects discovered by Sir Henry Layard during his excavations at Nimrud, an ancient Assyrian city of Upper Mesopotamia (near modern­day Mosul, Iraq).

Components of the work

Case composed of silk leather
Earrings Height 7.2 cm
Pendant Height 8.8 cm

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: in gold below a crown 'PHILLIPS,/23, COCKSPUR ST/LONDON'

  • Location: Inside case lid
  • Type: Print

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Accession number: M.60A-C-1983
Primary reference Number: 170715
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 19 August 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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