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Earrings

  • Place of origin:

    Vienna (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1855 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Schlichtegroll (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver gilt, painted, set with garnets, emeralds, emerald pastes and mainly imitation pearls

  • Museum number:

    2664C&D-1856

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 19, shelf D, box 8 []

Physical description

Pair of earrings, silver-gilt painted in imitation of enamel and set with almandine garnets, emeralds, emerald pastes, and (mainly imitation) pearls. In the style of the 17th century.

Place of Origin

Vienna (made)

Date

ca. 1855 (made)

Artist/maker

Schlichtegroll (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver gilt, painted, set with garnets, emeralds, emerald pastes and mainly imitation pearls

Object history note

Purchased by the Museum from the manufacturer at the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1855: Shown by the maker (Schlichtegroll) at the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1855 and purchased there by the Museum as an example of the excellence of cheap production.

Taken from PAD for 2664-1856, necklace, written by Clare Phillips
The necklace is part of a larger set or parure. This includes a bracelet, brooch and earrings. These pieces were made about 1855 but were inspired by 17th century jewellery. They were specially designed to be mass produced cheaply from standardised component parts. The V&A bought this set as an example of excellence in inexpensive production.

Descriptive line

Pair of 17th century-style earrings, silver-gilt painted in imitation of enamel and set with almandine garnets, emeralds, pastes and pearls, made by Schlichtegroll, Austria (Vienna), about 1855

Materials

Silver; Garnet; Emerald; Paste (glass); Pearl

Techniques

Gilding; Painting (coating); Setting; Lapidary

Categories

Jewellery; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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