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Brooch

Brooch

  • Place of origin:

    bangladesh (possibly, made)
    pakistan (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1950-1970 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver filigree

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Daphne R. Khan

  • Museum number:

    M.319-1975

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This brooch was given to the museum in 1975 without any information about its provenance. It is unmarked, like many pieces of filigree work.

Its shape, of a stylised lotus flower, and the high quality of the workmanship suggest that it is probably Asian in origin, possibly from Bangladesh or Pakistan. The scroll folded back behind the filigree was originally a stylised stalk at the base of the flower.

Physical description

Silver filigree brooch shaped like a lotus flower with the stalk bent back behind the brooch.

Place of Origin

bangladesh (possibly, made)
pakistan (possibly, made)

Date

1950-1970 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silver filigree

Descriptive line

Silver filigree brooch shaped like a lotus flower, possibly Bangladesh or Pakistan, 1950-1970.

Materials

Silver

Techniques

Filigree

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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