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Hair ornament: M.61-1982

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Unknown (Maker)


Garnets, foiled and dish-set in gold. Arc-shaped with a ring on each side and a pin-fastening across the back.


History note: Harvey & Gore, 4 Burlington Gardens, London, W1

Legal notes

Given by Mrs J. Hull Grundy

Measurements and weight

Height: 4.7 cm
Width: 12.0 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1982) by Hull Grundy, J., Mrs


Production date: circa AD 1820 : pin may be later

Components of the work

Decoration composed of garnets Setting composed of gold

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.61-1982
Primary reference Number: 178798
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 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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