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Brooch

Brooch

  • Place of origin:

    Dublin (made)

  • Date:

    25/07/1849 (designed)
    ca. 1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    G. & S. Waterhouse (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gilded silver and enamel

  • Museum number:

    2749-1853

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 20, shelf A, box 4

This brooch, modelled on the Irish 'Kilmainham' or 'Knight Templar' brooch dated from 700-800 A.D, was made by the firm of G&S Waterhouse of Dublin who specialised in reviving and adapting antiquarian Celtic jewellery. The design for the brooch was registered on 25th July 1849 and the model was shown at a number of exhibitions.

In Ireland scaled-down reproductions of celebrated medieval brooches in the Dublin collections were sold from the 1840s as shawl-pins and brooches. The V&A (then called the Museum of Manufactures) bought examples of these reproductions from the 1851 Great Exhibition and the 1853 Irish Industrial Exhibition.

Physical description

Shawl brooch, Ireland, Dublin, design registered 1849; made by G.& S. Waterhouse. Gilded silver, with enamel. Copy of the Kilmainham' or 'Knight Templar' brooch, Ireland, about 700-800

Place of Origin

Dublin (made)

Date

25/07/1849 (designed)
ca. 1850 (made)

Artist/maker

G. & S. Waterhouse (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Gilded silver and enamel

Marks and inscriptions

Registry mark shows that the design was registered on 25th July 1849.

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 cm, Width: 6 cm, Depth: 1.2 cm

Object history note

A Registry mark shows that the design was registered on 25th July 1849. Made by G. & S. Waterhouse. Examples of this design were shown at the Great Exhibition of 1851 and the Irish Industrial Exhibition.

Descriptive line

Ireland, Dublin, design registered 1849; made by G.& S. Waterhouse. Gilded silver, with enamel. Copy of the Kilmainham' or 'Knight Templar' brooch, Ireland, about 700-800

Materials

Silver; Enamel

Subjects depicted

Penannular

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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