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Necklace and pendant

Necklace and pendant

  • Place of origin:

    New York (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1880 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Tiffany & Co. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    M.158:1, 2-2007

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 21, shelf D, box 1 []

Archaeological designers revered the simplicity and pure styles of the Ancients. However, they also created new jewellery. Drawing freely from the sources that were available to them, they mixed motifs and used them in new ways. Rome, Naples, London, Paris, Berlin, St Petersburg and New York were quick to adapt ancient designs to modern taste, life and dress.

This gold jewellery in the archaeological style, made by the Castellani and their many followers, was welcomed in artistic circles as a contrast to the opulence of diamond-encrusted naturalism

Physical description

Necklace and pendant

Place of Origin

New York (made)


ca. 1880 (made)


Tiffany & Co. (maker)

Materials and Techniques



Height: 67 mm pendant, Width: 45 mm pendant

Descriptive line

Gold necklace and pendant in archaeological style, Tiffany, New York, ca. 1880




Jewellery; Metalwork


Metalwork Collection

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