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Locket: M/P.5-1941

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

Gold, hair and gold thread. Plain oval frame, double sided with monograms on hair on either side under faceted glass. On one side script monogram 'MV' (?) with mitre above in gold thread on fair hair. On the other side script monogram 'EJ' in gold thread on fair hair.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by L.C.G. Clarke

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.0 mm
Length: 17.2 mm
Width: 16.0 mm

Relative size of this object

1.7 m70 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1941) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray

Dating

18th century
Production date: circa AD 1770

Components of the work

Part composed of gold thread hair gold glass

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: MV? with mitre above

  • Text: MV
  • Method of creation: In gold thread
  • Type: Monogram
  • Text: EJ
  • Method of creation: In gold thread
  • Type: Monogram

Identification numbers

Accession number: M/P.5-1941
Primary reference Number: 47098
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 21 February 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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