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Pennanular pin brooch: M.41-1984

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unite, George




Silver with engraved decoration, set with four brilliant-cut brownish-yellow citrines (quartz). The hollow pennanular brooch has two globular terminals, each set on the front face with a brilliant-cut brownish-yellow citrine (quartz). The pin has a movable thistle-shaped head with engraved decoration on the sides, set on top with one brilliant-cut cairngorm, and on the front face with another.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Mrs J. Hull Grundy

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.1 cm
Width: 6.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Birmingham ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1984) by Hull Grundy, J., Mrs


18th Century, third quarter
Victoria I
1870 CE - 1871 CE


The stones were identified as cairngorms on accession but are probably citrines, as identified by ramon spectroscopy as quartz.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of citrine ( four)

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: GU
  • Location: On back of brooch
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

Inscription present: Queen's head

  • Location: On back of brooch, repeated on front, and on pin head
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Duty mark

Inscription present: lion passant

  • Location: On back of brooch
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hall mark
  • Location: On back of brooch
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hall mark
  • Text: V
  • Location: On back of brooch repeated on front and on pin head
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Date letter

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.41-1984
Primary reference Number: 163603
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 24 August 2018 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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