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Pendant in the shape of a Gothic reliquary shrine, by Henry Wilson

Image attached to M.32-1984

An image of Jewellery. Pendant in the shape of a Gothic Reliquary Shrine. Wilson, Henry (British, 1864-1934). Gold, set with coloured gemstones cut en cabochon, including opals, sapphires, chrysoprases and 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. Height, whole, 7.2 cm, width, whole, 2.6 cm, circa 1864-1934. Acquisition Credit: Given by Mrs J. Hull Grundy.

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Jewellery. Pendant in the shape of a Gothic Reliquary Shrine. Wilson, Henry (British, 1864-1934). Gold, set with coloured gemstones cut en cabochon, including opals, sapphires, chrysoprases and 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. Height, whole, 7.2 cm, width, whole, 2.6 cm, circa 1864-1934. Acquisition Credit: Given by Mrs J. Hull Grundy.

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  • Accession Number: M.32-1984
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/19.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H4D-31
  • Photographer name: Amy Jugg
  • Image height: 1080 pixels
  • Image width: 640 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 295.68kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 19/1

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19th Century 20th Century _WF_Grundy architectural architecture British buttress buttress finials cabochon chrysoprase emerald emeralds en cabochon finial fire opals Fitz_AA gem gems gemstones gold Gothic Henry Wilson jewellery opal opals pearl pearls pendant precious stones reliquary sapphire sapphires Silver

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