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Ring: PER.M.276-1923

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Gold, hair, enamel and gilt-metal. Gold hoop, expanding at shoulders. Circular bezel. Round the edge, reserved in white enamel, bordered at both edges with a narrow band of black enamel, is in the inscription: CATHERINE . HARRIS . BORN 22 . 8C . DIED . 29 . APR : 1793
At the centre, under glass, on a background of hair, an urn on a pedestal, inscribed 'SACRED TO AFFECTION'. Urn composed of gilt-metal, black and white enamel.


History note: Unknown before testator, Spencer George Perceval (1838-1922)

Legal notes

S.G. Perceval Bequest, 1922

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1923) by Perceval, Spencer George


18th Century, Late
George III
Production date: dated AD 1793

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Components of the work

Part composed of gilt-metal enamel hair gold
Hoop Depth 1.25 mm Height 2.0 mm Length 21.0 mm
Bezel (circular) Height 5.0 mm Length 20.0 mm Width 20.0 mm

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: gold lettering reserved in white enamel border

  • Text: CATHERINE . HARRIS . BORN 22 . 8C . DIED . 29 . APR : 1793
  • Location: Around the edge of the bezel
  • Method of creation: Gold lettering
  • Type: Inscription
  • Location: On pedestal supporting urn
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: l o / - lflt
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.M.276-1923
Primary reference Number: 46767
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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