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Ring: PER.M.75-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown (Possibly)




Gold, sardonyx, variegated darkish brown and pink on pale pinkish white. Oval composition of a bird of the finch variety flying to the right with a duck standing below to the left flapping its wings and a butterfly in the air between. Mounted in 18th century gold ring, the hoop of which has been repaired.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

S.G. Perceval bequest

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1922) by Perceval, Spencer George


Production date: circa AD 1600

Components of the work

Cameo composed of sardonyx ( variegated darkish brown and pink on pale pinkish white) Height 22 mm Width 17 mm
Ring composed of gold

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.M.75-1923
Primary reference Number: 176672
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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