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Locket: M.97-1961

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

Gold, hair (of Charles I), black silk. Oval locket with the script monogram CR, with crown above mounted in gold on the plain surface. Inside, on black silk and under flat glass, a lock of hair and a crown in gold. On the back of the locket is inscribed, some in elaborate script and with decorations: THIS LOCK OF HAIR/CUT FROM/THE HEAD OF/KING CHARLES IST/WHEN HIS GRAVE WAS OPENED/IN THE PRESENCE OF/GEORGE IV/AND OTHERS, APRIL IST 1813/GIVEN BY/GEORGE IV/TO THE DUKE OF CUMBERLAND/AND BY HIM/PRESENTED TO/MRS NUGENT.

Notes

History note: Given by George VI to the Duke of Cumberlandand; by him presented to Mrs Nugent. From then unknown before testator.

Legal notes

L.C.G. Clarke Bequest, 1960

Measurements and weight

Height: 10.0 mm
Length: 40.0 mm
Width: 100.0 mm
Width: 32.0 mm

Relative size of this object

10 m1 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1960) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray

Dating

19th century
Production date: after AD 1813

Components of the work

Part composed of hair gold silk (textile) glass
Jump Ring Length 10.0 mm Width 10.0 mm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: THIS LOCK OF HAIR/CUT FROM/THE HEAD OF/KING CHARLES IST/WHEN HIS GRAVE WAS OPENED/IN THE PRESENCE OF/GEORGE IV/AND OTHERS, APRIL IST 1813/GIVEN BY/GEORGE IV/TO THE DUKE OF CUMBERLAND/AND BY HIM/PRESENTED TO/MRS NUGENT.
  • Location: Back of locket
  • Method of creation: Inscribed

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.97-1961
Primary reference Number: 47099
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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