Brooch in the form of a bird. Silver with a closed-back and set with flat-cut garnets.
- Made in: England
- (Europe,British Isles,England)
- Width: 2.3 centimetres (wingspan)
Text from catalogue of the Hull Grundy Gift (Gere et al) no. 44:
Although later coverted into brooches, these bird ornaments were probably once set en tremblant on garnet aigrettes similar to 36-41. (Charlotte Gere)
8 April 1994
1983 Slight tarnish and dirty MIH 1985 as above IMM 1991 as above CRE 1994 as above CRE
1983 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. RAR 1985 as above IMM 1991 as above 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 drier. Polished using Goddards long term silver cloth. CRE
Harvey & Gore, 4 Burlington Gardens, London, W1. Original invoice for £75 to Ann Hull Grundy dated 21.2.1973, described as 'Late 18thC garnet bird brooch set in silver with closed back c. 1770'. This invoice could also be for the two previous items no 42 and no 43 in the catalogue, both of which are late 18thC garnet bird brooches set in silver with closed backs.
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- HG.434 (masterlist number)
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Object reference number: MCT9420
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