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Head-band: M.9-2016

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Hart, Henry (Designer)


Silver head-band with embossed decoration on the outside, comprising Hart emblem of a pink/carnation on a stalk flanked by olive branches, each with one olive and three pairs of leaves. The inside is engraved ‘OLIVE GROVES N PETER WARD 1955 - A CROWN OF WILD OLIVES'.


History note: Designed by Henry Hart for Olive Ward

Legal notes

Given from the estate of the late Olive and Peter Ward

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 13.5 cm
Height: 3.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Chipping Campden ⪼ Gloucestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

(2016-01-25) by Ward, Olive and Peter, from the estate of


Third quarter of 20th Century
Elizabeth II
Production date: AD 1970


The headband was designed for Olive Ward and made in 1970 but has a commemorative inscription dated 1955

School or Style

Arts and Crafts (movement)

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Location: On inside
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: the of is small and inside G

  • Text: G OF H
  • Location: On inside near right end
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark
  • Text: lion passant
  • Location: On inside near right end
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: leopard's head
  • Location: Inside near right end
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: sloping script P

  • Text: P
  • Location: On inside near right end, last of the hallmarks
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Date letter

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.9-2016
Primary reference Number: 208758
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 11 May 2016 Updated: Friday 30 October 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 31 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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