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Brooch: PER.M.256-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

Gold and ivory. Gold, painted oval frame enclosing, under glass, the figure of woman seated by an urn on a pedestal beneath a weeping willow. Painted in grisaille on ivory. Inscribed on back: MS
Ob. 1783
Æt 21
Provided with ring for use as pendant.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

S.G. Perceval Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 20.0 mm
Height: 5.0 mm
Length: 31.0 mm

Relative size of this object

3.1 m50 cm2 m What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 18th century
Production date: circa AD 1783

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Part composed of gold ivory

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: MS Ob. 1783 Æt 21
  • Location: On back of brooch
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Text: 67 b/o 15/-
  • Location: On back of brooch, top right hand corner
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.M.256-1923
Primary reference Number: 46567
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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

Citation for print

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