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Ring: PER.M.216-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Gold, oval bezel, reeded at back, contains under faceted glass or paste crystal, initials 'EF' in gold thread on a background of hair. Flanking the bezel at each side is a small diamond set in silver or base metal placed in bifurcation of hoop at shoulder. Hoop formed of four scrolls bearing the inscription in white enamel: ELIZ FITZTHOMAS OB:8 : AUG :1766 Æ:64


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

S.G. Perceval Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid-18th Century
Late 18th century
Circa 1740 - Circa 1780

Components of the work

Part composed of base metal ( or silver) gold thread enamel hair gold paste (glass) glass
Hoop Depth 2.0 mm Height 3.0 mm Length 21.5 mm
Bezel Height 6.5 mm Width 4.5 mm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: ELIZ FITZTHOMAS OB:8 : AUG :1766 Æ:64
  • Location: Exterior of hoop
  • Method of creation: In white enamel
  • Text: EF
  • Method of creation: In gold thread
  • Type: Initials

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.M.216-1923
Primary reference Number: 46362
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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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