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Pendant

Pendant

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold set with garnets enclosing hair

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dame Joan Evans

  • Museum number:

    M.127-1962

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Hair jewels were worn to cherish the living as well as to remember the dead. The survival of many pieces celebrating love and friendship indicate their great social importance.

Physical description

Gold pendant in the form of a padlock set with foiled almandine garnets enclosing hair and gold wire

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1800 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gold set with garnets enclosing hair

Dimensions

Height: 3.8 cm, Width: 3 cm, Depth: 0.6 cm

Descriptive line

Gold pendant in the form of a padlock set with folied almandine garnets enclosing hair, England, about 1800

Materials

Gold; Garnet; Human hair

Subjects depicted

Padlocks

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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