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Brooch

  • Place of origin:

    Europe (possibly, made)
    United States (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1875-1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold with opal, green garnet and diamonds

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    M.196-2007

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 18, shelf C, box 4

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.

Physical description

Brooch in the form of a heart in gold with opal, green or demantoid garnets and diamonds.

Place of Origin

Europe (possibly, made)
United States (possibly, made)

Date

1875-1900 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gold with opal, green garnet and diamonds

Dimensions

Height: 1.7 cm, Width: 1.7 cm, Depth: 0.8 cm

Descriptive line

Gold, in the form of a heart-shaped opal framed by demantoid garnets and diamonds, Europe or United States, 1875-1900.

Materials

Gold; Opal; Garnet; Diamonds

Subjects depicted

Hearts (motifs)

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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