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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery

Brooch

ca. 1575-1600 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Enamelled gold dress ornament with a central openwork heart with a skull and cross-bones, two arrows and other devices, set with rubies and emeralds, a table-cut diamond and a ruby, also set and hung with pearls.


Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Enamelled gold set with rubies, emeralds, table-cut diamonds and pearls
Brief description
Enamelled gold dress ornament with a central openwork heart with a skull and cross-bones, two arrows and other devices, with rubies, emeralds, a table-cut diamond and hung with pearls, probably Germany, about 1575-1600.
Physical description
Enamelled gold dress ornament with a central openwork heart with a skull and cross-bones, two arrows and other devices, set with rubies and emeralds, a table-cut diamond and a ruby, also set and hung with pearls.
Dimensions
  • Height: 5.1cm
  • Width: 4.7cm
  • Depth: 1.4cm
Credit line
Given by Dame Joan Evans
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic reference
Perkinson, Stephen (ed.) The Ivory Mirror: The art of mortality in Renaissance Europe, Yale University Press, 2017, pl. 41
Collection
Accession number
M.66-1975

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Record createdAugust 3, 2005
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