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Waist clasp: M.62A-M-1983

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Levi & Salaman




Silver, each piece decorated with a Cupid kissing a nymph, surrounded by waves, scrolls, dolphins and wings. The clasp is of shaped outline in two parts. The buttons are circular, six small and six large. In rectangular black leather case, the base lined with royal blue velvet, the lid with royal blue silk, printed in gold below a crown '188.STRAND.LONDON/FISHER'.


History note: John Jesse & Irina Laski Ltd, London, W8

Legal notes

Given by Mrs J. Hull Grundy

Place(s) associated

  • Birmingham ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Dated 1902 CE - 1903 CE

Components of the work

Case composed of leather ( black) silk ( royal blue) velvet ( royal blue)
Small Buttons Diameter 2.1 cm
Large Buttons Diameter 2.5 cm
Clasp Height 5.2 cm Width 7.8 cm

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: L & S
  • Location: Each item
  • Type: Mark
  • Location: Each item
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: c
  • Location: Each item
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.62A-M-1983
Primary reference Number: 169682
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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