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Brooch: PER.M.266-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Gilt-metal and ivory. Large oval, under glass. Painting in sepia of a woman standing by an urn ('I.B.' painted on front) on a pedestal (on which is painted: 'Sacred wil I keep thy dear remains'). A small Cupid is seated beside the pedestal, at the left is a weeping willow growing among some bushes. Seascape with ship in background/ Painting highlighted with hair. Gilt engraved border.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

S.G. Perceval Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 31.5 mm
Height: 8 mm
Length: 42 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

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


18th century
Circa 1700 - Circa 1800

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Part composed of gilt-metal hair ivory glass

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: I.B.
  • Location: Painted on front of urn
  • Text: Sacred will I keep thy dear remains
  • Location: Painted on pedestal

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.M.266-1923
Primary reference Number: 46685
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 30 March 2023 Last processed: Thursday 30 March 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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