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Buckle: M.2-1972

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Gold, set with diamonds in silver settings. Composed of two slightly elongated circular elements with scalloped edges and one flat side in the centre, pierced by a wavy line of holes near the edges, and by a large circular hole in the centre and five smaller holes beneath the settings of the stones. Each element has a gold bar across the back surface to support it, and a raised bar through which to thread the belt. The two parts of the clasp are applied to the flat inner edges. The upper surface is decorated with mock granulation, and in the centre has a raised star in gold, over which is set the irregular cut crystal in its silver setting, thus forming a boss. Five smaller stones and their settings are applied at intervals round the circumfrence, over the small holes in the surface.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Mrs Louise H. Taylor

Measurements and weight

Length: 9.5 cm
Width: 5.1 cm
Width: 5.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1972) by Taylor, Louise Haydon, Mrs


19th century
Circa 1800 - 1900

Components of the work

Part composed of diamond gold silver

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.2-1972
Primary reference Number: 47101
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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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