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Ring: PER.M.243-1923

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Gold, plain hoop expanding at shoulders which are slightly chased, as is also the back of the bezel. Large marquise bezel decorated with an edge of pellets, containing, on a background of ivory, the figure of a woman painted standing leaning against an urn made of hair upon a pedestal decorated with small pearls, the whole scene beneath overhanging trees. Engraved on back of bezel:
died Mar 26
Aged 48


History note: Unknown before testator, Spencer George Perceval (1838-1922)

Legal notes

S.G. Perceval Bequest, 1922

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Late
George III
Production date: AD 1782

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Components of the work

Part composed of pearl hair gold ivory
Hoop Depth 1.5 mm Height 1.5 mm Length 21.5 mm
Bezel Width 5.0 mm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Revd Thos Neale died Mar 26 1782 Aged 48
  • Location: On back of bezel
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Text: 27 42
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.M.243-1923
Primary reference Number: 46490
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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

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