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Ring: PER.M.254-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Gold, ivory and hair. Plain gold hoop of triangular section. Oval bezel with plain frame. Under glass a scene painted on ivory, with hair highlights, of an urn on a pedestal beneath a weeping willow. On the back of the bezel is engraved:
Ob : 16
Aug : 1778
Æ: 60


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

S.G. Perceval Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Late
Production date: AD 1778

Components of the work

Part composed of enamel hair gold ivory glass
Hoop Depth 1.0 mm Height 1.5 mm Length 21.5 mm
Bezel (oval) Height 3.5 mm Length 16.5 mm Width 12.0 mm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Hannah Snailom Ob : 16 Aug : 1778 Æ: 60
  • Location: On back of bezel
  • Method of creation: Engraved

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.M.254-1923
Primary reference Number: 46549
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 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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