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Brooch: PER.M.327-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Brooch. Gold, garnets, ivory, hair. Almost heart-shaped, containing under a glass scene, painted on ivory, of a man fishing beneath a tree, with a ship on the sea. On the back a panel of plaited hair. Surrounding this is an inscription, reserved in white enamel set in four-scroll-shaped panels, to imitate ribbon: UNIS PAR L'AMOUR. The ribbon is set with four garnets and crowned with a coronet of garnets.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

S.G. Perceval Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

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

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Part composed of garnet hair gold ivory glass
Brooch Depth 18.5 mm Height 4.5 mm Length 2.0 mm
Pin Length 20.0 mm

Inscription or legends present

  • Location: Below scene

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.M.327-1923
Primary reference Number: 47014
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 7 February 2018 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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