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Pin: PER.M.287-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Gold, blue enamel, seed pearls, ivory. Marquise-shape, with border of 'bead-set' pearls. Under domed glass, on a background of blue enamel an oval of ivory painted with two doves on a pedestal with the inscription 'L'AMITIE'. This is surrounded by a border of small pearls. Festooned above is a looped ribbon decoration in seed pearls; below are two sprays, of gold thread and pearls.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

S.G. Perceval Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 19.0 mm
Height: 5.0 mm
Length: 31.0 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Components of the work

Part composed of seed pearls enamel gold ivory
Pin Length 70.0 mm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: L'AMITIE
  • Location: On pedestal
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.M.287-1923
Primary reference Number: 46809
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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

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