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Seal: PER.M.274-1923

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Gold. In place of the engraved stone there is, under glass, on a ground of woven fair hair, an urn on a pedestal in white enamel and gilt metal. The pedestal is inscribed T.G. ob: 1790, round this runs the inscription in gilt metal reserved in white enamel, SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF AN ADOPTED CHILD.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

S.G. Perceval Bequest, 1922

Measurements and weight

Height: 29 mm
Width: 24 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1923) by Perceval, Spencer George


18th Century, Late
George III
Production date: circa AD 1790

Components of the work

Part composed of hair ( fair) glass
Decoration composed of metal ( gilt) enamel ( white)
Seal composed of gold

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: T.G. ob: 1790
  • Location: Pedestal
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: inscription in gilt metal reserved in white enamel, SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF AN ADOPTED CHILD.

  • Location: Round woven hair
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.M.274-1923
Primary reference Number: 175082
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 24 January 2024 Last processed: Wednesday 24 January 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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