- Place of origin:
ca. 1860 (made)
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- Credit Line:
The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
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Sir Arthur Gilbert and his wife Rosalinde formed one of the world's great decorative art collections, including silver, mosaics, enamelled portrait miniatures and gold boxes. Arthur Gilbert donated his extraordinary collection to Britain in 1996.
Gold oval pendant with an unpolished micromosaic plaque depicting figure of a woman, seated in an interior with a lamb at her feet; a curved band on each side of the lower half set with micromosaics in shades of green, the upper hal with curved bands of scrolling foliage in micromosaic; the whole surmounted by a loop in the shape of stylised leaves; the back with a raised central oval inscribed "ROMA" and decorated overall with filigree and granulation
Place of Origin
ca. 1860 (made)
Materials and Techniques
Marks and inscriptions
back of pendant
Length: 6.0 cm, Width: 3.7 cm, Depth: 1.3 cm, Height: 2.7 cm oval opening, Width: 1.9 cm oval opening
Object history note
Provenance: Hancocks & Co., London, 1984
Gold and micromosaic locket, Rome, 1860.
Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)
Gabriel, Jeanette Hanisee with contributions by Anna Maria Massinelli and essays by Judy Rudoe and Massimo Alfieri. Micromosaics: The Gilbert Collection. London: Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd. in association with The Gilbert Collection, 2000. 310 p., ill. Cat. no. 183, p. 247. ISBN 0856675113.
Mosaic glass; Gold
Micromosaic; Casting; Gold filigree; Granulation (metal decorating)
Scrolls; Women; Scrolling foliage