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Ring: PER.M.260-1923

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Gold and ivory. Plain flat gold hoop. Inside is inscribed in script: 'Content is a continall treasure'. Long oval bezel, containing, under glass, the figure of a woman leaning on an urn which stands on a pedestal, beneath a weeping willow. Round the upper half of the oval is painted 'NOT LOST BUT GONE BEFORE'. On the back of the bezel is the inscription:
Ob.. 17 Aug 1790
Æt 61


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

S.G. Perceval Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 0.75 mm
Height: 2.25 mm
Length: 21 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Late
Production date: AD 1790

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Part composed of gold ivory glass
Bezel (long Oval) Height 3.5 mm Length 20 mm Width 13.5 mm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Content is a continall treasure
  • Location: Inside
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in script
  • Location: On bezel, round upper half of oval
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Text: Jean Crosby Ob.. 17 Aug 1790 Æt 61
  • Location: On back of bezel
  • Text: 319 W/-
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.M.260-1923
Primary reference Number: 46635
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 17 August 2022 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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