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Brooch: M.16-1983

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Maker(s)

Watherston & Son (Maker)

Description

Gold and white gold in teh shape of a pair of outstretched wings, with blue, green and red cloisonné enamelled feathers, set at teh centre with a moonstone carved in the shape of a sphinx's head,flanked by gold cobras. Pin fastening across the back. In modern green leather box.

Notes

History note: Wartski, London W1

Legal notes

Given by Mrs J. Hull Grundy

Measurements and weight

Length: 5.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Production date: circa AD/CE 1906

Note

Watherston & Son ran a successful business as manufacturing goldsmiths, jewellers and gold chain makers, later branching out to deal in diamonds and pearls and retail silver. They exhibited in the Paris Exhibition of 1867. A catalogue produced by the company in 1907, entitled 'The Place of Jewellery in Art', shows that the firm held the royal warrant to Edward VII, as well as the royal warrant to the German emperor, Wilhelm II. The catalogue displays a breadth of jewellery, some still in the archaeological style, illustrating, for example, casts of jewellery found at Pompeii, alongside Watherston’s replicas, as well as this brooch described as an ‘old Egyptian design’ and priced at £5 15s.

Components of the work

Part: composed of cloisonné ( blue, green and red) gold white gold Box: composed of leather ( green)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: '4161C/HMM', '82553', '81060/3MMM/VMM'
  • Location: On the back
  • Marks

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.16-1983
Primary reference Number: 119100
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Audit data

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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