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Gull Brooch: M.81-1983

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Object information

Titles

Gull Brooch

Maker(s)

Maison Mellerio (Maker)

Description

Silver, cast and chased, the eye set with a diamond chip; remnants of black enamel on the head and wings, and red enamel on the legs and feet, and inside the beak. Detachable gold pin fastening, inscribed 'MELLERIO.R.PAIX.9.'

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Mrs J. Hull Grundy

Measurements and weight

Width: 7.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1983-11-28) by Grundy, J. Hull, Mrs

Dating

Late 19th Century
Circa 1880 CE - 1900 1900 CE

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of enamel ( red and black) Eye: composed of diamond Pin: composed of gold

Materials used in production

Silver

Techniques used in production

Casting : Silver, cast and chased, set with a diamond chip, and originally enamelled in black on the head, and red on the legs, feet, and inside of beak

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: boar's head
  • Location: On bird
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Restricted warranty mark

Inscription present: indistinct

  • Location: On bird
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Maker's mark
  • Text: an eagle's head
  • Location: On pin
  • Restricted warranty mark
  • Text: anvil
  • Location: On pin
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Mark
  • Text: 'MELLERIO.R.PAIX.9.'
  • Location: On gold pin fastening
  • Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.81-1983
Primary reference Number: 119011
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 21 June 2017 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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