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On display at V&A South Kensington
Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93 mezzanine, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery

Locket

1600-1650 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This locket opens to reveal a pair of portraits done in oils, presumably of a husband and wife. The style of their costume dates the miniatures to around 1640.


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

  • Locket
  • Locket
Materials and Techniques
Agate mounted in enamelled gold, the miniature portraits in oils
Brief Description
Locket in two parts, agate mounted in enamelled gold, painted in oils with miniature portraits of a man and his wife, made in England, 1600-1650
Physical Description
Locket, in two parts, agate mounted in enamelled gold. The miniature portraits of a man and his wife are painted in oils.
Dimensions
  • Height: 4.8cm
  • Width: 2.6cm
  • Depth: 0.8cm
Subjects depicted
Summary
This locket opens to reveal a pair of portraits done in oils, presumably of a husband and wife. The style of their costume dates the miniatures to around 1640.
Collection
Accession Number
7003:1, 2-1860

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record createdJuly 18, 2006
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