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Brooch

Brooch

  • Place of origin:

    Rome (made)

  • Date:

    1873 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Castellani (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold with cloisonné enamel

  • Museum number:

    M.103-1984

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 21, shelf D, box 2

With the monogram A and L in red, black and white, the brooch is engraved 'from Alice and Louis, 24th May 1873', and has a compartment in the reverse containing a lock of hair. It was a present to Queen Victoria on her birthday from her daughter Princess Alice and her son-in-law Prince Louis of Hesse. In accordance with their mother's wishes, it was given by Victoria's daughters after her death to Mrs. Maude Lort Phillipps, maid-of-honour to the Queen.

Physical description

Gold brooch, set centrally with a gold plaque of cloisonné enamel with the monogram A and L in red, black and white. The brooch is engraved 'from Alice and Louis, 24th May 1873', and has a compartment in the reverse containing a lock of hair.

Place of Origin

Rome (made)

Date

1873 (made)

Artist/maker

Castellani (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Gold with cloisonné enamel

Dimensions

Height: 3.7 cm, Width: 9.2 cm, Depth: 1.5 cm

Object history note

With the monogram A and L in red, black and white, the brooch is engraved 'from Alice and Louis, 24th May 1873', and has a compartment in the reverse containing a lock of hair. It was a present to Queen Victoria on her birthday from her daughter Princess Alice and her son-in-law Prince Louis of Hesse. In accordance with their mother's wishes, it was given by Victoria's daughters after her death to Mrs. Maude Lort Phillipps, maid-of-honour to the Queen.

Castellani Jewellery Exhibition RF.2003/302

Descriptive line

Gold brooch, set centrally with a gold plaque of cloisonné enamel with the monogram 'A' and 'L' in red, black and white, made by Castellani, Italy (Rome), 1873

Materials

Gold; Hair; Enamel; Glass

Subjects depicted

Monograms; Love

Categories

Jewellery

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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