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Brooch

  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1965 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold, carved labradorite and rubies

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patricia V. Goldstein

  • Museum number:

    M.98-2007

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 33, shelf B, box 3

Humorous zoomorphic brooches were popular items for day-time wear during the 1960s. The owl's proportions, his timid expression and his partially open wings suggest a young owl about to make his first attempt at flight.

Physical description

Brooch in the form of an owl perched on a branch. Its body is of gold, with a circular face of carved labradorite set with ruby eyes.

Place of Origin

United States (made)

Date

ca. 1965 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gold, carved labradorite and rubies

Dimensions

Height: 3.2 cm, Width: 3.1 cm, Depth: 95 mm

Descriptive line

Brooch in the form of an owl, gold, carved labradorite and rubies, United States, about 1965.

Materials

Gold; Labradorite; Rubies

Techniques

Carving; Stone setting; Stone-cutting

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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