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Fountain: M.4-2013

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Object information

Current Location: In storage




Maker: Fok, Nora




Beaded clear nylon neckpiece with pearls

Legal notes

Gift of Nicholas and Judith Goodison through The Art Fund

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 56 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Hove ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2013-04-29) by Goodison, Nicholas and Judith


21st Century, Early
Elizabeth II
Production date: before AD 2013


Text from object entry in A. Game (2016) ‘Contemporary British Crafts: The Goodison Gift to the Fitzwilliam Museum’. London: Philip Wilson Publishers: This neckpiece Fountain employs beaded strands of nylon weighted with pearls to capture the tumbling movement of water in a fountain. Nora Fok: ‘Nearly forty percent of our bodies consist of water. It is an essential part of us and we take pleasure in it, as well as using it to sustain life. Water fountains are expressions of our delight in the vitality and energy conveyed through water, with light, sound and movement, to enjoy as pure pleasurable experience.’

Components of the work

Decoration composed of pearls

Materials used in production

clear Nylon

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.4-2013
Primary reference Number: 197349
Entry Form no.: 1078
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 8 October 2013 Updated: Tuesday 15 December 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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