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Specimens

Specimens

  • Place of origin:

    India (made)

  • Date:

    c. 1850 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Primarily jaspers, also agate and horn (most probably buffalo). Cut and polished using abrasives, possibly using a bow-driven disc, drill or wheel.

  • Museum number:

    08285:1/(IS) to 08285:13/(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

These (primarily) agate and jasper cabochons were produced in the mid- to late 19th century to be incorporated into jewellery. The cutting and polishing were traditionally achieved using bow-driven, abrasive-charged discs and wheels.

Physical description

Very dark green to black cabochons of varied size and shape, some with drill holes.

Place of Origin

India (made)

Date

c. 1850 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Primarily jaspers, also agate and horn (most probably buffalo). Cut and polished using abrasives, possibly using a bow-driven disc, drill or wheel.

Dimensions

Length: 38.8 mm 08285:1/(IS), Width: 27.35 mm 08285:1/(IS), Thickness: 3.8 mm 08285:1/(IS), Diameter: 11.7 mm 08285:9/(IS), Thickness: 2.0 mm 08285:9/(IS), Length: 20.45 mm 08285:13/(IS), Width: 12.8 mm 08285:13/(IS), Thickness: 4.8 mm 08285:13/(IS)

Object history note

Formerly in The India Museum in London and transferred to the South Kensington Museum (later renamed The Victoria & Albert Museum) in 1879.

Descriptive line

Cabochons, varied size and shape, thirteen in a bag, dark green to black, primarily jasper, India, c. 1850

Materials

Jasper; Bloodstone; Moss agate; Horn

Categories

Gemstones; Hardstone; Jewellery

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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