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

Pendant

1775-1800 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Some sentimental jewels express love and devotion for the living. Often mass produced, this kind of jewellery bears generalised messages such as here ‘À vous dedié’ (Dedicated to you) or‘L’Amour’ (Love).


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gold with mother of pearl and seed pearls on blue enamel under glass
Brief Description
Pendant, gold frame, enclosing a composition in mother of pearl and seed pearls on blue enamel, of an altar inscribed A Vous Dedié with flaming hearts above and a basket of flowers, France or England, 1775-1800
Physical Description
Pendant with a gold frame, enclosing a composition in mother of pearl and seed pearls on blue enamel, of an altar inscribed A Vous Dedié ( Dedicated to you ) with flaming hearts above and a basket of flowers, under glass.
Dimensions
  • Height: 4.2cm
  • Width: 2cm
  • Depth: 0.6cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'A Vous Dedié' ( Dedicated to you ) (Inscribed)
Object history
Part of a group of memorial and mourning jewels bought from Dr Marco Guastalla, acting on behalf of 'an English lady residing in Italy' (museum numbers 846-1888 to 989-1888)
Subjects depicted
Summary
Some sentimental jewels express love and devotion for the living. Often mass produced, this kind of jewellery bears generalised messages such as here ‘À vous dedié’ (Dedicated to you) or‘L’Amour’ (Love).
Collection
Accession Number
931-1888

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record createdJuly 18, 2006
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