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  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Phillips Brothers (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold, almandine garnet carbuncles

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rose Graham

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 20, shelf C, box 1

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."

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.

Place of Origin

London (made)


ca. 1870 (made)


Phillips Brothers (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Gold, almandine garnet carbuncles

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.


Length: 40 cm unclasped, Diameter: 18.4 cm, Depth: 0.5 cm

Descriptive line

England, London, about 1870; made by Phillips Brother of Cockspur Street. Gold, set with almandine garnet carbuncles


Gold; Garnet

Subjects depicted



Jewellery; Europeana Fashion Project


Metalwork Collection

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