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Stick pin: M.7-1984

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Gold, the oval head containing a wax figure of a soldier carrying a drum on his back, walking to the right in profile, flanked by bushes, mounted on greyish-blue ribbon under glass. The head has a beaded edge.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Mrs. J. Hull Grundy

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.6 cm
Width: 2.0 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

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


19th century
Circa 1800 CE - 1900 CE

Components of the work

Part composed of ribbon ( greyish-blue) wax ( probably) gold glass

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.7-1984
Primary reference Number: 176523
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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