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Clasp

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1790-1810 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold, viory, watercolour with a painted portrait and hair

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dame Joan Evans

  • Museum number:

    M.97-1969

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93 mezzanine, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 81, shelf D4, box 3

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.

Physical description

Gold clasp set with ivory and painted in watercolour with a portrait of a woman, a spaniel at her elbow. A plait of hair is inserted at the back.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1790-1810 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gold, viory, watercolour with a painted portrait and hair

Dimensions

Height: 4 cm, Width: 3 cm, Depth: 0.7 cm

Descriptive line

Gold clasp, ivory painted with watercolour of a portrait of a woman, reverse plaited hair, England,1790-1810

Materials

Gold; Hair; Ivory; Watercolour

Techniques

Painting

Subjects depicted

Women; Portraits; Spaniel (dog)

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Portraits

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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