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Waist clasp: M.2 & A-1983

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Ramsden, Omar
Maker: Carr, Alwyn




Silver, chased and set with an oval plaque enamelled in blue, turquoise, green and white with a lyre bird. The silver back plate is inscribed 'RAMSDEN & CARR/MADE ME 1903'. Detached silver rectangular loop (A) for the other end of the belt.


History note: Purchased by Mrs Hull Grundy from Miss Celia Larner

Legal notes

Given by Mrs J. Hull Grundy

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.7 cm
Width: 5 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1983) by Hull Grundy, J., Mrs


Production date: dated AD 1903

Components of the work

Plaque composed of enamel ( blue, turquoise, green and white)

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Inscription or legends present

  • Text: RAMSDEN & CARR/MADE ME 1903
  • Location: Back plate
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Rn&Cr
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: twice

  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: Leopard's head

  • Type: Mark
  • Text: h
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.2 & A-1983
Primary reference Number: 81912
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 19 August 2021 Last processed: Thursday 19 August 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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