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Mourning slide: X-1893

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Mourning slide. Gold, glass, hair and gold thread. Oval frame with border, monogram and skull and crossbones. Frame with scalloped edge decoration, under faceted glass a monogram. Border in gold thread set on hair with black and white painted skull and crossbones beneath.


History note: Dredged up at Bristol

Measurements and weight

Depth: 19 mm
Height: 7 mm
Length: 21.5 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1836) by Mason, W. H.


17th Century, Late
Circa 1670 - 1700

Components of the work

Part composed of gold thread hair gold glass

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: X-1893
Primary reference Number: 45778
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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