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Chatelaine: RTR.M.23

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: TC

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Description

Gilt metal chatelaine, rococo scrolls, reclining women, cherubs and a dolphin interspersed with filigree decoration

Gilt metal; openwork cast and chased panels containing filigree. Shaped triangular upper section with spatulate hook at the back. Attached to a hinge at the base are three linked panels; the lowest with a fitting for a suspension loop. Either side of the hinge hang two small plaques with suspension loops. The panels are decorated with a border of scrolls which contain reclining women, cherubs, a dolphin and birds on a filigree ground.

Measurements and weight

Length: 12.8 cm
Width: 5 cm

Dating

Late 18th century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1770

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Surface composed of gold

Materials used in production

Metal

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: TC
  • Location: On the back of the hook
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: RTR.M.23
Primary reference Number: 156408
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 4 October 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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