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Pendant: M/P.3 & A-1914

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Object information


  • Pendant: Pegasus Drinking from the Fountain of Hippocrene
  • Miss Edith Emma Cooper 1862-1913

Gold, enamelled in royal blue, green, red, and white, and set with four cut garnets, a cabochon garnet, two large pearls, one small pearl, and a baroque pearl. Circular with protrusions round the edge, a baroque pearl drop at the bottom, and a Silenus mask at the top, to which is attached a gold bow and loop for suspension. The front is decorated in low relief with Pegasus drinking from the fountain of Hippocrene against a blue background. On the back is an enamelled motif composed of interlacing circles, Ds and lozenges with a flower in the centre. The hinged back opens to reveal a miniature of Miss Edith Emma Cooper (1862-1913) in profile to right against a blue ground, protected by glass. Case covered in red leather (A)

Commissioned by Charles Ricketts and given by him to Katherine H. Bradley (1846-1914) in May 1901

Named entities

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Miss Katherine H. Bradley

Acquisition and important dates

  • Method of acquisition: Bequeathed
  • Dates: 1914


  • Production date: CE 1901 : The miniature was given by Charles Ricketts to Miss Cooper's aunt, Katherine Bradley (1846-1914), in May 1901. The two poets wrote under the name Michael Field, and were known to themselves and their intimates as Michael (Miss Bradley) and Henry (Miss Cooper). The pendant to house the miniature was made later in the year and was nearing completion by the end of September, when seen by Ricketts in Giuliano's workshop.



Pegasus was derived from a sard intaglio, Bellerophon watering Pegasus at the Hippocrene in the Marlborough Collection

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Measurements and weight

  • Diameter: 34 mm
  • Height: 10.1 cm
  • Width: 5.1 cm

Agents depicted

Subjects depicted

Materials used in production

Components of the work

  • Decoration composed of garnet ( four cut, one cabochon) enamels ( royal blue, green, red, and white) pearl ( two large, one small, one baroque)
  • Support composed of card
  • Pendant composed of gold
  • Miniature

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: CR
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Gold
  • Type: Signature

Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

  • Accession number: M/P.3 & A-1914
  • Primary reference Number: 18189
  • Stable URI

Audit data

  • Created: Saturday 6 August 2011
  • Updated: Monday 4 January 2021
  • Last processed: Wednesday 31 March 2021
  • Data source: Adlib

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