Not currently on display at the V&A

Filigree Brooch

c. 1853 (made)
Place of origin

Brooch with floral motif and butterfly

Object details

Object type
Materials and techniques
Silver filigree
Brief description
Silver filigree brooch, Travancore, c. 1850
Physical description
Brooch with floral motif and butterfly
  • Height: 10.2cm
Object history
Acquired in 1855 by the Indian Museum as from Travancore, now (with Cochin), the state of Kerala.
Acquired in 1855 from Travancore, now Kerala
Bibliographic references
  • Barnard, Nick, Indian Jewellery: The V&A Collection London: V&A Publishing, 2008 Number: ISBN 9781851774838 p. 80, pl. 3.42
  • Re-use: The Art and Politics of Integration and Anxiety [Elektronisk resurs]. Sage Publications, 2012 Chapter 5, Nick Barnard; Indian Jewellery and Nineteenth-Century Britain. Pl. 5.12.
  • South Asian Studies, 6, London: 1990 Stronge, Susan, Indian Jewellery and the West: Stylistic Exchanges 1750-1930, pps. 143- 155
Accession number

About this object record

Explore the Collections contains over a million catalogue records, and over half a million images. It is a working database that includes information compiled over the life of the museum. Some of our records may contain offensive and discriminatory language, or reflect outdated ideas, practice and analysis. We are committed to addressing these issues, and to review and update our records accordingly.

You can write to us to suggest improvements to the record.

Suggest feedback

Record createdAugust 9, 2006
Record URL
Download as: JSONIIIF Manifest