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Brooch

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1880 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stamped rolled gold (copper alloy with gold plating) with pearl

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs John Hull Grundy

  • Museum number:

    M.145-1977

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93 mezzanine, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 81, shelf D6, box 22

The brooch is made from stamped, rolled gold which is a fusion of gold plated to a copper alloy. This made the jewellery cheaper to produce and therefore able to reach a wider market.

Physical description

Brooch in form of a dragon and griffin. Stamped rolled gold (copper alloy with gold plating) with pearl

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

ca. 1880 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Stamped rolled gold (copper alloy with gold plating) with pearl

Marks and inscriptions

'Fix'

Dimensions

Height: 3.8 cm, Width: 4.7 cm, Depth: 1.2 cm

Descriptive line

Stamped rolled gold (copper alloy with gold plating) with pearl, France, about 1880; made by and marked 'FIX'

Materials

Gold; Copper; Pearl

Techniques

Stamping; Gilding

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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