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Slide: PER.M.182-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Gold and hair. Oval frame with scalloped decoration with hair design. Background of dark hair with interlaced pattern of dark and light hair covered with flat glass with a bevelled edge. Engraved on back with initials GBE above a skull and crossbones and the date 1686.


History note: Unknwon before testator

Legal notes

S.G. Perceval Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 19.0 mm
Height: 4.0 mm
Length: 21.5 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
Production date: circa AD 1686

Components of the work

Part composed of hair ( dark and light) gold glass

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: B GE
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Initials

Inscription present: '16', skull and crossbones in the middle, then, '86'

  • Text: 1686
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Date

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.M.182-1923
Primary reference Number: 46012
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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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