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  • Place of origin:

    Schwäbisch Gmünd (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1800-1840 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Amber and silver filigree strung on red silk with two silver-gilt pendants

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93 mezzanine, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 72, shelf A, box 10 []

Physical description

Rosary of six decades of faceted amber beads, with paters of amber wrapped in silver filigree, strung on red silk cord. At the end is a silver filigree equilateral credo cross, on a string of three amber beads, and a large oval filigree medallion, with a gilt medal of the Virgin of Altötting on one side, and the Virgin of Dorfen on the other. A smaller oval filigree pendant enclosing gilt medals of the Virgin is attached to the rosary.

Place of Origin

Schwäbisch Gmünd (probably, made)


1800-1840 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Amber and silver filigree strung on red silk with two silver-gilt pendants


Length: 50.4 cm, Width: 5.4 cm, Depth: 0.6 cm

Descriptive line

Amber and silver filigree rosary with pendants enclosing gilt medals of the Virgin, Schwäbisch Gmünd (South Germany), 19th century.


Amber (fossil resin); Silver; Silver-gilt; Silk



Subjects depicted

Medals; Cross


Jewellery; Metalwork; Christianity


Metalwork Collection

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