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Ring: PER.M.241-1923

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Gold, pearls, hair and ivory. Plain gold hoop widening at shoulders. Shoulders decorated with chased foliate design. Long oval bezel with chased border surrounding, under glass, a wheatsheaf of hair bound with pearls, on ivory. Inscribed on back of bezel:
Obt 13 Jany
Aet 62


History note: Unknown before testator, Spencer George Perceval (d. 14 March, 1922)

Legal notes

S.G. Perceval Bequest, 1922

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1923) by Perceval, Spencer George


18th Century, Late
Production date: AD 1797

Components of the work

Part composed of pearl hair gold ivory glass
Hoop Depth 2.0 mm Height 2.0 mm Length 23.0 mm
Bezel (oval) Height 5.0 mm Length 24.5 mm Width 17.0 mm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Elizth Dixon Obt 13 Jany 1780 Aet 62
  • Location: On back of bezel
  • Method of creation: Inscribed

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.M.241-1923
Primary reference Number: 46485
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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