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Pair of earrings: M.5A & B-2014

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Hastings, Emmeline




Brownish-pink perspex, hand-carved and embedded with gold and titanium disks. Eeach earring is made in two sections, and has a post and stud fastening attached to the back of the upper section. Part of a five-piece set, see also M.2-4-2014.


History note: Commissioned from the maker by Nicholas Goodison for the collection of The Fitzwilliam Museum

Legal notes

Given by Nicholas and Judith Goodison through The Art Fund

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ Avon ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2014-03-03) by Goodison, Nicholas and Judith


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


Text from object entry in A. Game (2016) ‘Contemporary British Crafts: The Goodison Gift to the Fitzwilliam Museum’. London: Philip Wilson Publishers: Emmeline Hastings studied Three-Dimensional Design at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, establishing her own studio in 2009. She works with Perspex, cut and carved as organic forms inlaid with metal elements to create contemporary wearable objects. Nicholas and Judith Goodison came across her work at the Goldsmiths’ Fair in 2013 and commissioned a special collection of four pieces for The Fitzwilliam Museum in response to the artist’s orginal and striking use of different materials. This commission was her first work to be added to a museum’s permanent collection.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of titanium gold
B Whole Height 6.9 cm
A Whole Height 7 cm
B Pendant Width 2.8 cm
A Pendant Width 2.9 cm

Materials used in production

brownish-pink Perspex

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.5A & B-2014
Primary reference Number: 199222
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Created: Tuesday 1 July 2014 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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