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Pendant: M.36-1984

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Gold, enamelled and set with pink and blue cabochon gemstones and pearls; glass and ribbon. The cross is edged by twisted wire forming crockets and has a ring loop and ring for suspension at the top. The upper side of the arms is engraved and set with cabochon gemstones: a pink and a blue on three arms and two blue flanking a pink on the stem. In the middle there is a circular glass-covered compartment lined with crimson ribbon, from which radiate four gold cups, each containing a pearl. The back is decorated with sprays of Gothic foliage reserved in a green panel and a triangle of terracotta enamel at the end of each arm. In the middle there is a gold cross within a quatrefoil outline reserved in a terracotta enamel ground.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Mrs J. Hull Grundy

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.5 cm
Width: 6.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Victoria I
Circa 1860 - 1880

Components of the work

Compartment composed of ribbon ( crimson) glass
Decoration composed of enamel ( green, terracotta) gemstones ( pink and blue cabochon cut) pearls
Main composed of gold

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.36-1984
Primary reference Number: 175005
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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