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Badge

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1700 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Enamelled gold

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dame Joan Evans

  • Museum number:

    451-1873

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 10, shelf C, box 2

Physical description

Pendant with symbols of love and mortality, made of gold and enamel with a pendant pearl. One of the symbols, a coffin, is inscribed with the letters PWC BUM; the various symbols are possibly a rebus.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

ca. 1700 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Enamelled gold

Marks and inscriptions

'PWG BVM'
decoration, on coffin motif

Dimensions

Height: 5 cm, Width: 2.8 cm, Depth: 0.4 cm

Object history note

The enamelled figure 3 on the head of the ring 213-1870 relates to the pendant badge 451-1873, the design of which also incorporates a 3, as well as an anchor and a cluster of forget-me-nots, which in turn relates it to the badge 9081-1863. All three pieces were probably German court decorations.

Descriptive line

Pendant of gold and enamel with a pendant pearl, with symbols of love and mortality, made in Germany, about 1700

Materials

Gold; Enamel

Techniques

Enamelling

Subjects depicted

Coronets; Hearts; Anchors; Skulls; Palm leaf; Forget-me-nots; Coffins; Knots (motifs)

Categories

Jewellery; Death; Accessories; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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