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Necklace

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1810 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pastes (glass) with silver and gold

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs B. M. Nichols

  • Museum number:

    M.32&A-1972

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 17, shelf D, box 1 []

The design consists of leaves and stylised flower heads.
A love of nature was one of the most universal and respected sentiments in the 19th century. Naturalistic jewellery, influenced by the Romantic movement and the revived Rococo style, developed early in the period. Its success was due to the beauty and wearability of jewelled flowers and foliage, but also to the continuing interest in botany.

Until around 1830 the designs were stylised and delicate. Later, the ever-more precise copies of flowers, leaves, fruit and insects formed extravagant, colourful and complex compositions. Often the ornament included roses, lilies, chrysanthemums and fuchsias, the most fashionable flowers at the time

Physical description

Necklace with cross pendant, brilliant-cut pastes set in silver, backed with gold.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1810 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Pastes (glass) with silver and gold

Dimensions

Height: 19 cm, Width: 16 cm, Depth: 0.8 cm

Object history note

The set (M.32A to F-1972) once included earrings.

Descriptive line

Necklace with cross pendant, brilliant-cut pastes set in silver, backed with gold, England, about 1810

Materials

Paste; Silver; Gold

Subjects depicted

Crosses

Categories

Jewellery; Religion; Christianity

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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