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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

Clasp

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

This gold clasp, made about 1780-1800, has been used as the setting for a later miniature of the English actress, Maud Branscombe, painted in about 1880. The identification has been made by John Culme by comparison with a photograph by the London Stereoscopic & Photographic Co Ltd, which was taken in about 1878 and matches the portait in the clasp.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Enamelled gold, ivory painted in watercolour
Brief Description
Enamelled gold clasp, England, 1780-1800, with a miniature of Maud Branscombe, ca. 1880
Physical Description
Gold clasp, enamelled. It frames a later miniature painted in watercolour of the actress Maud Branscombe.
Dimensions
  • Height: 3.4cm
  • Width: 2.9cm
  • Depth: 0.9cm
Credit line
Given by Dame Joan Evans
Subject depicted
Association
Summary
This gold clasp, made about 1780-1800, has been used as the setting for a later miniature of the English actress, Maud Branscombe, painted in about 1880. The identification has been made by John Culme by comparison with a photograph by the London Stereoscopic & Photographic Co Ltd, which was taken in about 1878 and matches the portait in the clasp.
Collection
Accession Number
M.84-1969

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record createdJuly 19, 2006
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