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Slide: PER.M.178-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Gold, hair, enamel, glass. Oval, containing under bevelled glass, on a background of gummed hair, a standing skeleton in enamel holding a dart in the right hand and an hour glass in the left. On either side, in gold thread, initial M on one side and D on the other, surrounded by a scalloped and engraved gold border. On the back is the inscription: '21:Sept: 81'.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

S.G. Perceval Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 18.5 mm
Height: 4.5 mm
Length: 21.5 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1922) by Perceval, Spencer George


17th Century, Late
Circa 1670 - Circa 1700

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Part composed of thread ( gold) hair ( gummed) enamel gold glass

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: MD
  • Method of creation: In gold thread
  • Text: 21:Sept:81
  • Location: On back
  • Type: Engraving

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.M.178-1923
Primary reference Number: 45991
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 7 March 2018 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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