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Ring: PER.M.285-1923

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

Ring. Gold, enamel, silk and diamond. Broad, flat hoop decorated with white enamel reserved in gold lines, expanding in width towards the rectangular bezel. Bezel composed of curled snake border of white enamel with snake's tail in red enamel mouth. Eye of snake a diamond. Under glass a piece of silk fabrid. Behind the bezel is inscribed: John Harrison, Ob 14 April 1873 aet 7

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

S.G. Perceval Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Early 19th Century
Production date: AD 1813

Components of the work

Part composed of diamond enamel gold silk (textile) Hoop Depth 1.0 mm Height 3.5 mm Length 17.0 mm
Bezel Height 3.5 mm Length 15.0 mm Width 13.0 mm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: John Harrison, Ob 14 April 1873 aet 7
  • Location: Behind bezel
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.M.285-1923
Primary reference Number: 46797
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 24 October 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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