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  • Place of origin:

    Germany (Prussia / Berlin, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1820 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Steel, cast iron, iron wire coils and brass.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Kathleen Martin

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Six oval medallions of burnished steel, five with a black cast iron portrait bust and the sixth (which forms the clasp) with a figure of Cupid. Each has an outer frame of brass. The medallions are graduated in size and linked by triple chains of iron wire coils.

Place of Origin

Germany (Prussia / Berlin, made)


ca. 1820 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Steel, cast iron, iron wire coils and brass.


Length: 445 mm

Descriptive line

Neoclassical medallions of cast iron, burnished steel and brass, joined with triple chains of iron wire coils. Berlin, ca. 1820

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Cast Iron from Europe, 1800-1850, Elisabeth Schmuttermeier et al (Bard Graduate Center New York, with MAK, Vienna, 1994)

Labels and date

21. NECKLACE, cast iron, Germany; c. 1800-30
Museum No. M.136-1922


Iron; Steel; Brass


Casting; Forging (metal forming)


Jewellery; Metalwork; Ironwork


Metalwork Collection

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