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Ring: PER.M.328-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Gold, plain hoop, expanding into shoulders. Long oval bezel bordered with pink and blue and white enamel and reserved metal lines, containing under glass a scene of a woman leaning and writing on a pedestal in a woodland. Pedestal in relief, the rest painted, probably on ivory. Engraved on back of bezel:


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

S.G. Perceval Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 18th century
Production date: circa AD 1792

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Part composed of enamel ( pink, blue, white) gold ivory glass
Hoop Height 1.5 mm Length 2.0 mm Width 1.0 mm
Bezel Width 5.0 mm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: d.d A B ad M:B 1792
  • Location: Back of bezel
  • Method of creation: Engraved

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.M.328-1923
Primary reference Number: 47034
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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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