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Pendant: M.1A-D-1955

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

Entities

Categories

Description

Gold, silver, enamels, and pearls.

The ovate pendant (A) with portraits in white and grey enamel of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, one portrait with a blue enamel background, the other with red, surmounted with an enamel and pearl set crown, the whole suspended by a pearl and gold chain from a small red, white and blue enamel shield shaped plaque, containing initials L and M entwined, enamelled scrolls, pearls and pearl drops surrounding. Reverse: a blue enamel background with vase and floral spray of silver set with rose diamonds. The pendant ear-rings (B & C) to match, one with an enamel portrait of Le Dauphin the other of Le Dauphin's sister, both reverses blue enamel bachgrounds with a vase and floral spray of silver set with diamonds. Tooled leather jewel case (D), brown, with cream velvet lining.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Mr and Mrs W.D. Clark

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1955-01-20) by Clark, W. D., Mr and Mrs

Dating

19th century
Circa 1820 - 1900

School or Style

Louis XVI

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Case composed of leather ( brown)
Case Lining composed of velvet ( cream)
Pendant & Ear-rings composed of diamonds pearls enamel gold silver
Pendant Height 11.3 cm
Ear-rings Height 6.0 cm

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.1A-D-1955
Primary reference Number: 77236
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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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