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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1942.160
People
Unidentified Artist
Title
Clasp with Equestrian Portrait of Johann Wilhelm
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Clasp Made After an 18th Century Medal
Classification
Jewelry
Work Type
jewelry
Date
1711
Places
Creation Place: Europe, Germany, Swabia
Culture
German
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/230363
Physical Descriptions
Medium
White metal
Dimensions
8.8 cm. diam. x 0.4 cm depth (3 7/16 x 3/16 in.)
91.39 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • hallmark: beneath horse's rear legs, cast: G L I [leaf or pattern?]
  • inscription: 1711, around edge, cast: DCOWIL CPRSRIARCHIDEL FRISOINPRS ET FIPROIVSOR VICARIUS MDCCXI [= abbreviated form of Dei Gratia, Johannes Wilhelmus, Comes Palatinus Rheni, Sacri Romani Imperii Archidapifer, Elector, Ejusque in Palatinatu Rheni, Suevia et Franconia Imperii Provisur et Vicarius, 1711]
Provenance
Mr. and Mrs. James W. Thurber, Front Royal, VA, Gift to the Fogg Art Museum, 1942.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James W. Thurber
Accession Year
1942
Object Number
1942.160
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Two silver-colored discs, thin and slightly concave, with a loop soldered to the center of the back of each; the loops are held together by a soldered metal oval, so the two discs are linked. Gadrooned rim; embossed design; equestrian figure at center, crowned and riding to right.

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