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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery

Bracelet

ca. 1890 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The design of this bracelet combines geometry, one of the recurrent inspirations for jewellery, with a typically nineteenth-century glance back to the past. The substantial areas of gold and the sapphires, polished as cabochons, give the bracelet a medieval air, almost as if the bracelet were a simple crown.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gold, set with sapphires, pearls and rose-cut diamonds
Brief Description
Bracelet of gold set with sapphires, pearls and rose-cut diamonds, made in Russia, St Petersburg, about 1890
Physical Description
Bracelet of gold, set with sapphires, pearls and rose-cut diamonds.
Dimensions
  • Depth: 1.1cm
  • Diameter: 6.7cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 56 zolotnik mark for St Petersburg (Struck on tongue of box clasp. Mark used until 1896/9.)
  • AW (both letters?) in rectangular punch with rounded corners (Struck on tongue of box clasp)
Credit line
Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patricia V. Goldstein
Summary
The design of this bracelet combines geometry, one of the recurrent inspirations for jewellery, with a typically nineteenth-century glance back to the past. The substantial areas of gold and the sapphires, polished as cabochons, give the bracelet a medieval air, almost as if the bracelet were a simple crown.
Other Numbers
  • LOAN:AMERICANFRIENDS.220-2003 - Previous loan number
  • 176 - Goldstein Collection number
Collection
Accession Number
M.161-2007

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record createdJanuary 24, 2008
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