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Pendant: Pegasus Drinking from the Fountain of Hippocrene: M/P.3 & A-1914

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Pendant: Pegasus Drinking from the Fountain of Hippocrene
Miss Edith Emma Cooper 1862-1913

Maker(s)

Jeweller: Carlo & Arthur Giuliano
Designer: Ricketts, Charles de Sousy

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Description

Gold, enamelled in royal blue, green, red, and white, and set with four cut garnets, a cabochon garnet, two large pearls, one small pearl, and a baroque pearl. Circular with protrusions round the edge, a baroque pearl drop at the bottom, and a Silenus mask at the top, to which is attached a gold bow and loop for suspension. The front is decorated in low relief with Pegasus drinking from the fountain of Hippocrene against a blue background. On the back is an enamelled motif composed of interlacing circles, Ds and lozenges with a flower in the centre. The hinged back opens to reveal a miniature of Miss Edith Emma Cooper (1862-1913) in profile to right against a blue ground, protected by glass. Case covered in red leather (A)

Notes

History note: Commissioned by Charles Ricketts and given by him to Katherine H. Bradley (1846-1914) in May 1901

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Miss Katherine H. Bradley

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 34 mm
Height: 10.1 cm
Width: 5.1 cm

Relative size of this object

51 cm1 m What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1914) by Bradley, Katherine H., Miss

Dating

Production date: AD 1901 : The miniature was given by Charles Ricketts to Miss Cooper's aunt, Katherine Bradley (1846-1914), in May 1901. The two poets wrote under the name Michael Field, and were known to themselves and their intimates as Michael (Miss Bradley) and Henry (Miss Cooper). The pendant to house the miniature was made later in the year and was nearing completion by the end of September, when seen by Ricketts in Giuliano's workshop.

Note

Pegasus was derived from a sard intaglio, Bellerophon watering Pegasus at the Hippocrene in the Marlborough Collection

School or Style

British
Renaissance Revival

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Watercolour
Graphite
Gold

Components of the work

Decoration composed of garnet ( four cut, one cabochon) enamels ( royal blue, green, red, and white) pearl ( two large, one small, one baroque)
Support composed of card
Pendant composed of gold
Miniature

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: CR
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Gold
  • Type: Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M/P.3 & A-1914
Primary reference Number: 18189
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 28 November 2022 Last processed: Monday 28 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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