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

Clasp

1780-1800 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Not all sentimental jewellery is associated with death. Some pieces express love, friendship and devotion for the living or act as a visual keepsake. A portrait minature like this, of a young woman, might be a token of a very personal nature, as in a likeness, or emblematic of a more general sentimental fashion.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Engraved gold with half pearls and painted in enamel with a miniature
Brief Description
Engraved gold clasp decorated with half pearls and painted enamel with a miniature , England, 1780-1800
Physical Description
Engraved gold clasp decorated with half pearls and painted in enamel with a miniature of a woman in a turban
Dimensions
  • Height: 3cm
  • Width: 2.8cm
  • Depth: 1.1cm
Credit line
Given by Dame Joan Evans
Subjects depicted
Summary
Not all sentimental jewellery is associated with death. Some pieces express love, friendship and devotion for the living or act as a visual keepsake. A portrait minature like this, of a young woman, might be a token of a very personal nature, as in a likeness, or emblematic of a more general sentimental fashion.
Collection
Accession Number
M.83-1969

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record createdJuly 19, 2006
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