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hair-ornament

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1978,1002.1144

  • Description

    Hair ornament, gold with a closed-back and set with garnets.

  • Date

    • 19thC(early)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Width: 9.3 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Gere et al 1984 46 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G47/dc8

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    8 April 1994

    Treatment proposal

    Remove tarnish

    Condition

    1991 Lightly tarnished CRE 1994 as above CRE

    Treatment details

    1991 Tarnish removed using Goddards hotel silver dip applied using cotton wool swabs. Rinsed with distilled water / solvent on cotton wool swabs. Dried with paper tissues CRE 1994 Tarnish removed using Goddards hotel silver dip applied using cotton wool swabs. Rinsed with distilled water / solvent on cotton wool swabs. Dried with a hot air blower Polished using Goddards long term silver cloth. CRE

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Howard Vaughan, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire. Undated advertisement for 'Georgian garnet hair ornament/brooch c. 1780, £95'.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1978,1002.1144

Hair ornament, gold with a closed-back and set with garnets.

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