Chased two-colour gold brooch set with a cabochon chrysoprase in the form of an acorn and leaves on a twig.
- 1880 (circa)
- Made in: France (?)
- Height: 4.7 centimetres
Judy Rudoe query whether the acorn is original. 'Very odd at back and oval setting is separate from husk'.
9 March 1994
Reason for treatment
Feb.1984 Req.22049:very tarnished.CRE Aug.1991:as above.CRE 9.3.94 Req.54814:as above.PMP
Feb.1984 Req.22049:Tarnish was removed using Goddards Hotel Silver Dip by immersion and brushing. Washed in running tap water. Dried with kleenex tissue and hot air from blower.CRE Aug.1991:as above.CRE 9.3.94 Req.54814:brushed with Hotel silver dip (acidified thiourea),washed in tap water and dried with hot air blower and paper towel.Stubborn tarnish swabbed with 30% formic acid.Cleaned using IMS (industrial methylated spirits) applied on cotton wool swabs.Polished using Goddards long term silver cloth.Brushed with a soft brush.PMP
Cameo Corner, 26 Museum Street, London WC1. Original invoice for £72 to Anne Hull Grundy dated 27.1.1976, described as 'Oakleaf and acorn brooch'.
Prehistory and Europe
- HG.950 (masterlist number)
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Object reference number: MCT9382
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