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Brooch-pendant in original fitted case

Brooch-pendant in original fitted case

  • Place of origin:

    Europe (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Beasley & Beasley (retailer)

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    M.114:1&2-2011

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Rectangular painted enamel plaque of a reclining muse, framed by diamonds within an elaborate pendant with panels of turquoise enamel beaded with red. The pendant loop is a diamond-set scallop and fleur-de-lys. At the back is a compartment covered by a glazed panel.

Place of Origin

Europe (made)

Date

ca. 1870 (made)

Artist/maker

Beasley & Beasley (retailer)

Dimensions

Height: 57.5 mm, Width: 48 mm, Depth: 14 mm

Descriptive line

Gold, diamonds and enamel, the central plaque painted with a reclining muse. Europe, about 1870.

Materials

Gold; Diamond; Enamel

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Enamels

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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