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Pin head: PER.M.251-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Gold, ivory, hair and pearls. Marquise-shape frame containing hair picture. Plain gold frame enclosing on ivory scene, made of pearls, hair and gold thread, of two doves seated on pedestal of hair. Thread with fronds of brown hair at base; above scroll of hair.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

S.G. Perceval Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 13.0 mm
Height: 6.0 mm
Length: 23.0 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 gold thread pearl hair gold ivory

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 12 R LE
  • Type: Mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.M.251-1923
Primary reference Number: 46537
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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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