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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93 mezzanine, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery

Brooch

1880-1890 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Cheaper, mass produced jewellery was within the means of most people. It included souvenirs and novelty jewellery such as this brooch with a clockwork mechanism. The tail feathers of the peacock would revolve when the mechanism was wound up.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gilded copper alloy with paste (glass) and enamel
Brief Description
Gilded copper alloy with paste (glass) and enamel, Germany, (possibly), about 1880-90
Physical Description
Peacock brooch with clockwork movement, gilded copper alloy with paste (glass) and enamel
Dimensions
  • Length: 4.5cm
  • Width: 2.5cm
  • Depth: 2cm
Marks and Inscriptions
Mark '25'
Credit line
Given by Mrs John Hull Grundy
Subject depicted
Summary
Cheaper, mass produced jewellery was within the means of most people. It included souvenirs and novelty jewellery such as this brooch with a clockwork mechanism. The tail feathers of the peacock would revolve when the mechanism was wound up.
Collection
Accession Number
M.111-1977

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record createdApril 10, 2008
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