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On display at V&A South Kensington
Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93 mezzanine, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery

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1760-1770 (made)
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Place of origin

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


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Enamelled gold
Brief description
Gilded metal and gold chatelaine, enamelled with cupids; with gold, glass, ivory and carnelian charms. England, 1760-1770
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
Dimensions
  • Height: 12.4cm
  • Width: 10.6cm
  • Depth: 1.3cm
Marks and inscriptions
  • 'Essayez-le' (inscription on shoes)
  • 'Le lien naturel' (Inscribed on pair of legs)
Credit line
Given by Mrs C. H. Golding-Bird
Object history
Given by Mr.C.H.Golding-Bird, 1923
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic reference
J.F.Hayward, English Watches, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, HMSO, 1969, plate 43.
Collection
Accession number
M.365A-1923

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Record createdJuly 4, 2005
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