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Brooch: M.4-1836

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Brooch. Gold enamelled opaque white and translucent blue, mother of pearl, ivory and hair. Oval with a hinged pin which projects 1.3cm on the right side. On the front beneath a slightly domed glass, a musical trophy worked in gold, white enamel and hair on a mother of pearl ground. On the back beneath a similar glass, the initials 'PB' in monogram in gold within branches of hair. The mount is enamelled on the front with alternating white crosses and pairs of blue lines.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Miss Whitehurst

Measurements and weight

Depth: 23.5 mm
Height: 8.0 mm
Length: 28.0 mm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1836-07-27) by Whitehurst, Miss


Late 18th century
Circa 1770 - 1800

Components of the work

Part composed of mother-of-pearl hair gold ivory glass
Pin Length 1.3 cm

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.4-1836
Primary reference Number: 45725
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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