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Girdle

Girdle

  • Place of origin:

    Europe (Central, made)

  • Date:

    1800-70 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    <i>Émail en résille</i> on glass, with silver-gilt and enamel

  • Museum number:

    484&A-1873

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Girdle of plaques of émail en résille on alternately transparent and bright blue glass, with silver-gilt links and an enamel clasp

Place of Origin

Europe (Central, made)

Date

1800-70 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Émail en résille on glass, with silver-gilt and enamel

Dimensions

Length: 37 in Entire length

Object history note

ex Webb Collection. The plaques may have been made separately and later made into a belt, though there is another girdle with similar plaques in the Wallace Collection, London

Descriptive line

Girdle of plaques of émail en résille on alternately transparent and bright blue glass, with silver-gilt links and an enamel clasp, Western Europe, 1620–30 or 1800–70.

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

Somers-Cock, Anna, Princely Magnificence: court jewels of the Renaissance, 1500-1630, V&A, 1980, p.79, cat. 93

Materials

Glass; Enamel; Silver-gilt

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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