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  • Place of origin:

    Vienna (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1890 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Politzer, Ludwig (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold, silver, diamonds, rock crystal

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 23, shelf A, box 11

Ludwig Politzer was one of the most well respected silversmiths and jewellers in Vienna in the 19th century. Born in 1841 he was working until 1907 and exhibitied at the International Exhbitions in Paris in 1878 and 1900.

Physical description

Gold and silver, reverse carved and painted rock crystal of flowers divided by a rose-cut diamond set band from a basket enamelled in apricot.

Place of Origin

Vienna (made)


ca. 1890 (made)


Politzer, Ludwig (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Gold, silver, diamonds, rock crystal

Marks and inscriptions

Mark for 580 parts of gold.

Mark of Ludwig Politzer

A for Vienna


Height: 1.9 cm, Width: 3.3 cm, Depth: 1 cm

Descriptive line

Gold and silver brooch mounted with reverse crystal painting of flowers divided by a diamond-set band from a basket enamelled in apricot, Ludwig Politzer, Vienna, about 1890.


Gold; Silver; Rock crystal; Diamond


Carving; Painting

Subjects depicted



Jewellery; Metalwork


Metalwork Collection

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