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Mourning pendant: PER.246-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage






Mourning pendant. Gold, ivory and hair. Oval, double-sided, containing under glass; on one side a design of two feathers and a spray of flowers, on the other initials 'JGL' surrounded by a wreath, set on ivory.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 27.5 mm
Height: 10.0 mm
Length: 35.5 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century
Circa 1700 - 1800

Components of the work

Part composed of hair gold ivory

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: surrounded by a wreath

  • Text: JGL
  • Method of creation: Set on ivory
  • Type: Initials

Inscription present: uncertain, almost illegible

  • Text: W
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.246-1923
Primary reference Number: 46494
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 March 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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