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Design for a buckle for a yachting belt: PD.23-2016

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Design for a buckle for a yachting belt


Ashbee, Charles Robert

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Mrs Olive Ward

Measurements and weight

Height: 190 mm
Width: 140 mm

Relative size of this object

14 m19 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2016) by Ward, O. M., Mrs


20th century
Production date: AD 1907

Materials used in production

blue Paper blue Crayon Watercolour Graphite

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Graphite, watercolour and white, blue crayon on blue paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: The design is the property of the Guild of Handicraft Ltd. 16A, Brook Street, Bond Street, W. Works - Chipping Campden, Glos. and is to be returned to them. No. 1487 Date 21-6-07
  • Location: Top left
  • Type: Stamp
  • Text: Buckle (military pattern) in silver and enamel for yachting belt
  • Location: Top right
  • Text: Too pretty for a man
  • Location: Bottom

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.23-2016
Primary reference Number: 221644
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Audit data

Created: Monday 31 July 2017 Updated: Friday 24 August 2018 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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