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  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1760-1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown
    Mounier, Peter (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Enamelled gold

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs C. H. Golding-Bird

  • Museum number:

    M.365A-1923

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93 mezzanine, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 61, shelf D, box 2

Physical description

Enamelled gold chatelaine with four plaques representing cupids with pendants consisting of two shoes, two legs with French inscriptions., a gold mounted cornelian seal, a blue-glass vase and a set of ivory tablets with gilt-metal filigree covers

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1760-1770 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown
Mounier, Peter (made)

Materials and Techniques

Enamelled gold

Marks and inscriptions

'Essayez-le'
inscription on shoes

'Le lien naturel'
Inscribed on pair of legs

Dimensions

Height: 12.4 cm, Width: 10.6 cm, Depth: 1.3 cm

Object history note

Given by Mr.C.H.Golding-Bird, 1923

Descriptive line

Gilded metal and gold chatelaine, enamelled with cupids; with gold, glass, ivory and carnelian charms. England, 1760-1770

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

J.F.Hayward, English Watches, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, HMSO, 1969, plate 43.

Materials

Gold

Techniques

Enamelling

Subjects depicted

Legs; Shoes (footwear)

Categories

Clocks & Watches; Jewellery; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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