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Ring: PER.M.272-1923

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Current Location: In storage


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Gilt-metal, plain, narrow hoop, broadening at shoulders. Long octagonal bezel, containing under glass, hair of two different colours set with rows of small metal stars in the manner of pique work. Inscribed on the back:
NB Toms
Ob 19 Dec
1794 At 5ys
W: : Toms
ob : 28 Mars
1786 Aet 11 ys


History note: Unknown before testator, Spencer George Perceval (1838-1922)

Legal notes

S.G. Perceval Bequest, 1922

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1923) by Perceval, Spencer George


Late 18th century
George III
Production date: dated AD 1786

Components of the work

Part composed of gilt-metal enamel hair ivory Hoop Depth 1 mm Height 1.5 mm Length 21 mm
Bezel Width 4.5 mm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: NB Toms Ob 19 Dec 1794 At 5ys W: : Toms ob : 28 Mars 1786 Aet 11 ys
  • Location: On back
  • Type: Inscription

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Accession number: PER.M.272-1923
Primary reference Number: 46710
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 24 November 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 24 November 2021

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

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