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Locket

  • Place of origin:

    England, Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1600-1650 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    unknown (production)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Agate mounted in enamelled gold, the miniature portraits in oils

  • Museum number:

    7003:1, 2-1860

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, room 91 mezzanine, case 81, shelf D1, box 5

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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.

Physical description

Locket, in two parts, agate mounted in enamelled gold. The miniature portraits of a man and his wife are painted in oils.

Place of Origin

England, Britain (made)

Date

1600-1650 (made)

Artist/maker

unknown (production)

Materials and Techniques

Agate mounted in enamelled gold, the miniature portraits in oils

Dimensions

Height: 4.8 cm, Width: 2.6 cm, Depth: 0.8 cm
[Locket] Height: 4.6 cm, Width: 2.4 cm, Depth: 0.8 cm
[Locket] Height: 4.8 cm, Width: 2.6 cm, Depth: 0.8 cm

Descriptive line

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

Materials

Gold; Enamel; Agate; Oil colour

Techniques

Oil painting; Enamelling

Subjects depicted

Marriage; Miniatures (paintings)

Categories

Metalwork; Jewellery; Marriage; Accessories

Collection code

MET

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