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Pendant and necklace: M.7 & A-1983

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Maker(s)

De-Felici (Cameo cutter)
Possibly S. Accarisi e Nipote (Maker)

Description

Gold, ornamented with granulation, filigree and applied wirework, set with pink and green gemstones, and pearls. The pendant has a cameo bust of Giuseppe Mazzini (1805-1872) in profile to the right, signed DE-FELICI. Behind the cameo there is a compartment containing plaited hair, surrounded by the inscription 'P.A. Taylor. 27TH SEPR 1842 Clementia Taylor 1882', all under glass. In original maroon velvet case (A), the silk lined interior of the lid printed in silver 'S. ACCARISI E NIPOTE/FIRENZE' .

Notes

History note: By descent in the female line of the family of P. A. Taylor, who had no issue. Malcolm Carr Antiques Ltd., 94 Gloucester Terrace, London, W2.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs J. Hull Grundy

Place(s) associated

  • Florence ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1983-01-31) by Hull Grundy, J., Mrs

Dating

Late 19th Century
Circa 1872 CE - 1882 1882 CE

Note

P.A. Taylor met Mazzini in 1845 and in 1847 became Chairman of the Society of Friends of Italy, founded in that year. He married in 1842, Clementia, daughter of John Doughty of Brockdish, Norfolk.

The name of the firm inside the lid may be both manufacturer and vendor, but this needs to be confirmed.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Insertion: composed of hair ( human) Decoration: composed of gemstones ( pink and green) pearls Pendant: Height 9.9 cm Width 6 cm
Chain: Length 45.7 cm
Hair:

Materials used in production

Gold

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: P.A. Taylor. 27TH SEPR 1842 Clementia Taylor 1882
  • Location: Behind cameo
  • Inscription
  • Text: S. ACCARISI. E NIPOTE/FIRENZE
  • Location: Inside case lid on silk lining
  • Method of creation: Printed in silver
  • Inscription
  • Text: DE-FELICI
  • Location: Cameo
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Signature

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.7 & A-1983
Primary reference Number: 119038
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 27 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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