Earring

1860-1870 (made)
Earring thumbnail 1
Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

It was bought for seven shillings (the pair) at the International Exhibition, London, 1872.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Cast silver-gilt
Brief Description
Silver-gilt earring with pendent vase, Salamanca (Spain), 1860-1870.
Physical Description
Silver-gilt hoop earring with three loops on the lower edge, from which hang two small pendants (one missing), shaped like stylised shells, and a central figure-of-eight loop. A vase-shaped pendant, of metal pierced to look like filigree, hangs from the central loop, with small shell pendants hanging from its base and the base of its handles.
Dimensions
  • Length: 9.5cm
  • Width: 2.6cm
  • Depth: 1.5cm
Subject depicted
Summary
It was bought for seven shillings (the pair) at the International Exhibition, London, 1872.
Collection
Accession Number
1155A-1873

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record createdJune 12, 2009
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