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Pair of Bracelets

ca. 1820-1830 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Siméon Pierre Devaranne (1789-1859) was trained as a jeweller and retailer and won an international reputation for the delicacy of the casting of his iron jewellery.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Bracelet
  • Bracelet
Materials and Techniques
Cast iron openwork
Brief Description
Pair of bracelets of Berlin ironwork, cast iron openwork, made by Devaranne, Berlin, ca. 1820-1830
Physical Description
Pair of Berlin ironwork bracelets. Each bracelet is formed of seven openwork links running between a catch which has an oval slightly convex panel of a spray of flowers within a border of flowers. Four of the links are centred by rectangles with a diaper pattern, the rectangles held top and bottom by an arch of three scrolls lined with scrolls and trefoils. Two links are formed of acanthus above and below a cross of acanthus and fleur-de-lys centred by a flower. The middle link is a concentric oval of scrolls centred by the same floral spray which covers the catch. In one bracelet the two sprays have the same orientation. In the other they are reversed.
Marks and Inscriptions
'DEV.' (For Devaranne of Berlin. Each bracelet is marked on the back of the flower-head in the centre of the links formed as crosses (i.e. a total of twice on each bracelet).)
Gallery Label
9. BRACELET, cast iron , Germany; c. 1820-30 Marked Dev for Devaranne of Berlin. Museum No. 754-1890(07/1994)
Credit line
Bequeathed by Harriet Bolkow
Object history
Bequeathed by Harriet Bolckow, wife of the Middlesbrough ironmaster, Henry William Ferdinand Bolckow (1806–1878), who was born at Sulten, Mecklenburg, Germany. Following the death of his first wife, Harriet, the only daughter of James Farrar of Halifax, married him in 1851. She died on 13 August 1890, bequeathing to the South Kensington Museum (the future V&A) a collection of lace and of jewellery.
Summary
Siméon Pierre Devaranne (1789-1859) was trained as a jeweller and retailer and won an international reputation for the delicacy of the casting of his iron jewellery.
Collection
Accession Number
754&A-1890

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record createdApril 18, 2006
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