Bangle thumbnail 1
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

Bangle

1870-1900 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Aluminium, discovered in the nineteenth century, was first used in jewellery in the 1850s. It became an alternative to gold and silver, often mounted in gilt metal. A number of manufacturers showed aluminium jewellery at the Paris Exhibition of 1867.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Aluminium and gilt metal
Brief Description
Aluminium and gilded metal, Western Europe, 1870-1900
Physical Description
Bracelet or bangle made from aluminium and gilt metal.
Dimensions
  • Closed length: 6.3cm
  • Width: 5.2cm
  • Depth: 1.5cm
Credit line
Given by Mrs John Hull Grundy
Summary
Aluminium, discovered in the nineteenth century, was first used in jewellery in the 1850s. It became an alternative to gold and silver, often mounted in gilt metal. A number of manufacturers showed aluminium jewellery at the Paris Exhibition of 1867.
Collection
Accession Number
M.278-1977

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 Some of our records may contain offensive and discriminatory language, or reflect outdated ideas, practice and analysis.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 22, 2007
Record URL