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Clasp (fastener): PER.M.255B-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Clasp (fastener). Gold and ivory and hair. Large oval with painted scene. Oval gold frame, containing, under glass, painting in ivory of standing woman leaning against a pedestal inscribed 'Weep not for me'. On top of pedestal there is an urn with the initials 'EG' surrounded by leaves. Painting highlighted with hair. Reverse inscribed:
Dyed 12 of April
Aged 5 years
9 Months
& 14 Days


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

S.G. Perceval Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 27.0 mm
Height: 4.0 mm
Length: 34.5 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Late
Production date: AD 1778

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Part composed of paint hair gold ivory glass

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Elizabeth Groubel Dyed 12 of April 1778 Aged 5 years 9 Months & 14 Days
  • Location: Reverse of picture
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Text: Weep not for me
  • Location: On pedestal
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Text: EG
  • Location: On urn
  • Type: Initials

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.M.255B-1923
Primary reference Number: 46561
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 7 February 2018 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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