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Aigrette

  • Place of origin:

    Portugal (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1750-1760 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Chrysoberyls and silver

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dame Joan Evans

  • Museum number:

    M.66-1962

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 12, shelf C, box 7

Physical description

Aigrette of chrysoberyls set in silver, in the form of a spray with a single flower; feathered scrolling stem. Struck twice with an unidentified mark.

Place of Origin

Portugal (probably, made)

Date

ca. 1750-1760 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Chrysoberyls and silver

Marks and inscriptions

Struck twice with an unidentified mark

Dimensions

Height: 10.4 cm, Width: 4.8 cm, Depth: 1.7 cm

Descriptive line

Aigrette of chrysoberyls set in silver openwork, with bow tops and long drops, probably made in Portugal, about 1750-60

Materials

Silver; Chrysoberyl

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Scrolls; Sprays

Categories

Jewellery; Accessories; Metalwork; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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