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Pin head: PER.M.136-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Sealstone, onyx, mauve on pink, oval. Head of a bearded elderly man to left, with fillet wound twice round his head. Draped shoulder.Mount: gold fob, closed round back, shells at cardinal points. With plaster impression.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

S.G. Perceval Bequest, 1922

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1922) by Perceval, Spencer George


18th Century
Circa 1700 - 1800

Components of the work

Stone composed of onyx ( mauve on pink)
Mount composed of gold
Intaglio Height 14 mm Width 11 mm

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.M.136-1923
Primary reference Number: 119128
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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