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Ring: PER.M.224-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Gold, oval bezel reeded at back, under flat glass with faceted edge, set in silver, a skull on background of dark silk. Hoop composed of five scrolls, with inscription, reserved in black enamel: JOHN SHRAPNELL OB: 1 JAN 1742 : Æ: 46


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 enamel gold silk (textile) glass
Hoop Depth 2.0 mm Height 3.0 mm Length 24.5 mm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: JOHN SHRAPNELL OB: 1 JAN 1742 : Æ: 46
  • Location: On outside of hoop
  • Method of creation: Reserved in black enamel

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.M.224-1923
Primary reference Number: 46403
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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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