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Design - Jewellery Design

Jewellery Design

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:


  • Date:

    ca 1860s

  • Artist/Maker:

    Firm of John Brogden

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Drawing in pencil and watercolour on card.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case MD, shelf 15

This design for a necklace is from an album of designs produced for the firm of John Brogden (1864-1884).

This album contains 1,593 designs for jewellery and goldsmith's work, mainly in colour and dating between 1848 and 1884. Designs like this floral-inspired one for a necklace demonstrate the diversity of the jewellery produced by the Brogden firm.

The firm was founded by John Brogden the elder in about 1796. From about 1824 to 1831 it was styled 'Brogden and Garland' and thereafter until 1841 'Garland and Watherston'. The younger Brogden, the son of Thomas Brogden and presumably a relative of the founder, served an apprenticeship to J.W. garland as a goldsmith and jeweller from 1834 to 1841. Following Garland's departure, the remaining partner, J.H. Watherston, removed the firm to new premises at 16 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden and in 1848 joined forces with the younger Brogden.

Physical description

Rectangular card with a pencil and watercolour drawing depicting a design for a gold strap bracelet with a royal blue enamel clasp decorated with gold and a spray of white flowers. The end of the strap is also decorated with blue enamel and a single white flower.

Place of Origin



ca 1860s


Firm of John Brogden

Materials and Techniques

Drawing in pencil and watercolour on card.


Height: 7.5 cm, Width: 12.1 cm

Descriptive line

Design for jewellery, by the firm of John Brogden, about 1860


Card; Pencil; Watercolour


Drawing; Painting

Subjects depicted

Jewellery; Bracelet; Flower; Floral; Gold; Enamel


Designs; Jewellery

Production Type



Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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