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Case

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1880-1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Chased gold, set with rose-cut diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and an opal

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Dame Joan Evans

  • Museum number:

    M.25:1-1975

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93 mezzanine, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 68, shelf A, box 3

Physical description

Case for a propelling pencil, gold, set with rose-cut diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and an opal. Chased and engraved with a rose, a thistle and a shamrock, emblems of the United Kingdom, with two spare nibs and three pencil lead fragments.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1880-1900 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Chased gold, set with rose-cut diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and an opal

Dimensions

Height: 14.2 cm, Diameter: 1.8 cm

Object history note

Probably a gift from George IV, perhaps at the time of his coronation in 1821

Descriptive line

Gold case for a propelling pencil, set with rose-cut diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and an opal. Chased with the emblems of the United Kingdom, Britain 1880-1900

Materials

Gold; Diamond; Ruby; Emerald; Sapphire; Opal

Subjects depicted

Shamrock; Thistles (plants); Rose (flower)

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Personal accessories; Tools & Equipment

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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