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  • Place of origin:

    Europe (West, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1820-1830 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Citrine and gold with <I>cannetille</I> decoration

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by May Morris

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 29, shelf D, box 4

This citrine brooch originally belonged to Jane Morris. Jane Morris, known as Janey, was the wife of the artist, designer and socialist William Morris. She was often painted by the artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Some of her jewels, including items given to her by Rossetti, were bequeathed to the V&A by her daughter May in 1938.

Physical description

Citrine brooch set in a gold frame with , cannetille decoration.

Place of Origin

Europe (West, made)


ca. 1820-1830 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Citrine and gold with cannetille decoration


Height: 2.7 cm, Width: 3.8 cm, Depth: 1.6 cm

Object history note

Formerly in the possession of Mrs William Morris

Descriptive line

Brooch of citrine set in gold, West European, about 1820-1830


Citrine; Gold


Jewellery; Metalwork; Accessories


Metalwork Collection

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