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Ring: PER.M.252-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Gold, plain gold hoop of triangular section. Oval bezel containing, under glass, the figure of a woman leaning on an urn painted on ivory. Around the bezel runs the inscription, reserved in black enamel: MARY MAUDE OB 8 OCT 1775 ÆT 42


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

S.G. Perceval Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 18th century
Production date: AD 1775

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Part composed of enamel gold ivory glass
Hoop Depth 1.0 mm Height 1.5 mm Length 16.0 mm
Bezel Width 3.5 mm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: MARY MAUDE OB 8 OCT 1775 ÆT 42
  • Location: Around the bezel
  • Method of creation: Reserved in black enamel

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.M.252-1923
Primary reference Number: 46544
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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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