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Ring: PER.M.244-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Gold, ivory, hair, mother of pearl, gilt-metal, enamel. Flat, plain hoop broadening at the shoulders. Shoulders decorated with simple chased design. Long rectangular bezel, with corners cut off, containing on a blue enamel background a scene, set on gummed hair, of a female figure carved in ivory holding a garland standing by an altar of mother of pearl and gilt-metal on top of which burns a flame; the base is inscribed 'A TOI'. A tree, carved in ivory, overhangs the altar; the scene is surrounded by a narrow band of ivory, all covered with glass. The frame, of gold, is chased.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

S.G. Perceval Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

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

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Part composed of gilt-metal enamel mother-of-pearl hair gold ivory glass
Hoop Depth 1.0 mm Height 2.0 mm Length 19.0 mm
Bezel (rectangular) Height 6.0 mm Length 30.0 mm Width 18.5 mm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 6 K
  • Location: On inside shoulder
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: 2462N Tof/-
  • Location: On back of bezel
  • Type: Mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.M.244-1923
Primary reference Number: 46491
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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