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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

Necklace

ca. 1870 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Robert Phillips was one of the most important London jewellers working in the revivalist taste. Themes from historic periods were drawn from a wide range of sources. The writer Mrs Haweis recalled a visit to Phillips in Cockspur Street in her book, The Art Of Beauty: "Under the direction of Messrs Phillips, the most perfect models are sought for the ornaments they furnish. Museums and picture galleries are ransacked for devices of necklaces, earrings and pendants."


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gold, almandine garnet carbuncles
Brief Description
England, London, about 1870; made by Phillips Brother of Cockspur Street. Gold, set with almandine garnet carbuncles
Physical Description
Necklace, gold mesh band with gold pendants in the form of vultures hung with garnet drops. Plumed mark of Phillips Brothers of Cockspur Street.
Dimensions
  • Unclasped length: 40cm
  • Diameter: 18.4cm
  • Depth: 0.5cm
Marks and Inscriptions
(Plumed mark of Phillips Brothers of Cockspur Street. Emulating the Castellani mark, this unofficial mark consists of two sstyalised Ps in monogram, surmounted byt eh Prince of wales feathers in recognition of the firm's warrent as suppliers to the Prince and Princess of wales.)
Credit line
Bequeathed by Rose Graham
Subject depicted
Summary
Robert Phillips was one of the most important London jewellers working in the revivalist taste. Themes from historic periods were drawn from a wide range of sources. The writer Mrs Haweis recalled a visit to Phillips in Cockspur Street in her book, The Art Of Beauty: "Under the direction of Messrs Phillips, the most perfect models are sought for the ornaments they furnish. Museums and picture galleries are ransacked for devices of necklaces, earrings and pendants."
Collection
Accession Number
M.1-1964

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record createdSeptember 6, 2005
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