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Pendant: M.32-1984

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Wilson, Henry




Pendant in the shape of a Gothic Reliquary Shrine. Gold, set with coloured gemstones cut en cabochon, including opals, sapphires, chrysoprasesand emeralds, the 'buttresses' with pearl finials. The front opens to reveal an enamelled figure of the Virgin and Child, modelled in the round against a silver leafy tree. The base is set with an oval cabochon fire opal.


History note: Purchased by Mrs Hull Grundy from The Fine Art Society, 148 New Bond Street, London

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Given by Mrs J. Hull Grundy

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.2 cm
Width: 2.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1984) by Hull Grundy, J., Mrs


19th Century, Late-20th Century, Early#
Circa 1864 - 1934

Components of the work

Decoration composed of emeralds ( cut en cabochon) opals ( cut en cabochon) sapphires ( cut en cabochon) chrysoprase ( cut en cabochon) silver
Buttress Finials composed of pearls
Main composed of gold

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.32-1984
Primary reference Number: 81976
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 9 January 2023 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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

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