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Mourning brooch: PER.M.270-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

Gold and ivory, hair. Oval, containing under domed glass a painting on ivory of a landscape in brown paint and hair, showing a river with swans and a boat, a castle on the bank with a large tree in the foreground. The clasp also has fitments for a hinged pin.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

S.G. Perceval Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 15.0 mm
Depth: 20.0 mm
Height: 5.0 mm
Length: 20.0 mm

Relative size of this object

2 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

Components of the work

Part composed of paint ( brown) hair gold ivory glass

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.M.270-1923
Primary reference Number: 46700
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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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "Mourning brooch" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/46700 Accessed: 2023-01-27 21:05:05

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