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  • Place of origin:

    London, England

  • Date:

    ca 1860s

  • Artist/Maker:

    Firm of John Brogden (production)

  • 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 cross is from an album of designs produced for the firm of John Brogden (1864-1884).

The album contains 1,593 designs for jewellery and goldsmith's work, mainly in colour and dating between 1848 and 1884. Designs such as this one 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 black enamel cross with silver detailing in the shape of shamrocks.

Place of Origin

London, England


ca 1860s


Firm of John Brogden (production)

Materials and Techniques

Drawing in pencil and watercolour on card.


Height: 11.8 cm, Width: 6.4 cm

Descriptive line

Design for jewellery by Charlotte Isabella Newman (Mrs Philip Newman), 1860s.


Pencil; Watercolour; Card


Drawing; Painting

Subjects depicted

Jewellery; Cross; Enamel; Pendant; Shamrock


Designs; Jewellery

Production Type


Collection code


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