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Pendant (jewellery): PER.247-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage






Pendant (?). Gold, pearls, enamel, hair and ivory. Large pointed oval, red enamel border, cockade of hair decorated with pearls, all under glass. Central picture made of two-coloured hair with painted rose-buds and wired pearls tied with bows of pearls, set on ivory. Photograph of young boy behind front. Pendant probably originally double-sided; other side now missing.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 30.0 mm
Height: 7.0 mm
Length: 43.0 mm

Relative size of this object

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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 pearl enamel hair gold ivory

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.247-1923
Primary reference Number: 46501
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 March 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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