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Mourning brooch: PER.M.270-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




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.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

S.G. Perceval Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 15 mm
Depth: 20 mm
Height: 5 mm
Length: 20 mm

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: Thursday 30 March 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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