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Brooch: PER.M.249-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Brooch, previously a pendant. Gold, ivory, hair and diamonds. Oval gold frame enclosing under glass a representation in hair of basket decorated with small diamonds set in silver, on ivory. Chased gold border with plaited hair surround. Urn and fruit and flowers in a basket made of glued hair, seeds and paint, festoons and ribbons, enclosed with glass. Hook for pendant.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

S.G. Perceval Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 20.5 mm
Height: 7.0 mm
Length: 27.0 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Components of the work

Part composed of diamond hair gold ivory glass

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 5991 yes/eof/- Sa/x
  • Type: Mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.M.249-1923
Primary reference Number: 46506
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 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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