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Pin: PER.M.179-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Slide mounted as a pin, gold, dark grey silk, paste - crystal. Oval, with faceted paste covering a picture of a reclining skeleton, lying on a coffin of gilt metal with the words 'I REST' on a background of dark grey silk. Gold border with edge of two types of twisted wire.


History note: Unknown befroe testator

Legal notes

S.G. Perceval Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 21.0 mm
Height: 6.0 mm
Length: 18.0 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 17th Century
Early 18th Century
Circa 1670 - Circa 1730

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Part composed of gold silk (textile) paste (glass) glass
Pin Length 53.5 mm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: I REST
  • Location: On gilt-matel coffin
  • Method of creation: Gilt-metal
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.M.179-1923
Primary reference Number: 45999
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 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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