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Pair of clasps

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1775-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (painter)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Coloured gold set with miniature paintings in grisaille

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dame Joan Evans

  • Museum number:

    M.79&A-1969

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93 mezzanine, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 81, shelf D4, box 6 []

This pair of clasps feature minatures of Faith and Hope after a window designed by the artist Sir Joshua Reynolds ( 1723-92) at New College, Oxford.

Physical description

Pair of coloured gold clasps, set with miniature paintings in watercolour on ivory of Faith and Hope, after a window by Sir Joshua Reynolds at New College, Oxford.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1775-1800 (made)

Artist/maker

Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (painter)

Materials and Techniques

Coloured gold set with miniature paintings in grisaille

Dimensions

Height: 5.0 cm, Width: 3.6 cm, Depth: 1.3 cm

Object history note

Acquired in Stockholm, allegedly having come from Russia.

Descriptive line

Pair of coloured gold clasps, ivory with miniature paintings in watercolour of Faith and Hope, after a window by Sir Joshua Reynolds at New College, Oxford, England, 1775-1800

Materials

Gold; Ivory; Watercolour

Subjects depicted

Grisaille; Miniatures (paintings)

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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