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Brooch: PER.M.273-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Mourning brooch. Gold, gilt-metal, enamel and hair. Large oval, containing, under glass, on a background of hair, an urn standing on a pedestal in gilt-metal and white enamel. The pedestal is inscribed 'Let my last end be like his'. On the back is the inscription:
The Rev
J James
ob 23: Octr 1786
Aet: 26


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

S.G. Perceval Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 32.0 mm
Height: 7.5 mm
Length: 40.0 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Late
Production date: AD 1786

Components of the work

Part composed of gilt-metal enamel hair gold

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: The Rev J James A:B ob 23: Octr 1786 Aet: 26
  • Location: On the back

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.M.273-1923
Primary reference Number: 46739
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 7 March 2018 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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