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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

1791 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This pendant brooch records the death of John Wesley ( 1703-1791 ) who founded the Methodist movement in the 1730s. As in many other nonconformist churches, preaching the word of God took precedence over formal worship and the spiritual leadership was centred on charismatic preachers like Wesley.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Engraved gold with a ceramic cameo on blue enamel ground
Brief Description
Engraved gold frame enclosing a ceramic cameo on blue enamel of the Reverend John Wesley (1703-1791), England, dated 1791
Physical Description
Engraved gold frame enclosing a ceramic cameo on blue enamel ground of John Wesley (1703-1791) with the inscription He Rests From His Labours and Revd John Wesley A.M. ob 2 March, 1791 Aet 88..
Dimensions
  • Height: 3.5cm
  • Width: 2.2cm
  • Depth: 0.9cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'He Rests From His Labours' (inscription)
  • 'Revd John Wesley A.M. ob 2 March, 1791 Aet 88.' (inscription)
Credit line
Given by Dame Joan Evans
Production
Dated 1791.
Subjects depicted
Summary
This pendant brooch records the death of John Wesley ( 1703-1791 ) who founded the Methodist movement in the 1730s. As in many other nonconformist churches, preaching the word of God took precedence over formal worship and the spiritual leadership was centred on charismatic preachers like Wesley.
Collection
Accession Number
M.126-1962

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record createdJuly 19, 2006
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