Brooch

1875-1900 (made)
Brooch thumbnail 1
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The heart shape of this jewel is symbolic of love. In addition to hearts and cupids, love could be expressed through many other symbols such as flowers, hands, anchors, knots, musical instruments and nesting birds.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gold with opal, green garnet and diamonds
Brief Description
Gold, in the form of a heart-shaped opal framed by demantoid garnets and diamonds, Europe or United States, 1875-1900.
Physical Description
Brooch in the form of a heart in gold with opal, green or demantoid garnets and diamonds.
Dimensions
  • Height: 1.7cm
  • Width: 1.7cm
  • Depth: 0.8cm
Credit line
Gift of the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patricia V. Goldstein
Subject depicted
Summary
The heart shape of this jewel is symbolic of love. In addition to hearts and cupids, love could be expressed through many other symbols such as flowers, hands, anchors, knots, musical instruments and nesting birds.
Other Numbers
  • LOAN:AMERICANFRIENDS.309-2003 - Previous loan number
  • 255 - Goldstein Collection number
Collection
Accession Number
M.196-2007

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record createdMarch 25, 2008
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