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  • Place of origin:

    India (made)

  • Date:

    c. 1850 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Blue-green glass, formed as a sheet from the melt, then ground to shape

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

During most of human civilisation, glass has been used in a decorative capacity both as an imitation of rarer and more valuable materials and as a material in its own right. Derived from common raw materials, its ability to be made transparent or opaque and in almost any colour and intensity has lent itself to such use.

Physical description

Heart-shaped, slightly curved, deep blue-green, bright faces, ground edges, broken, partially and poorly repaired with glue.

Place of Origin

India (made)


c. 1850 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Blue-green glass, formed as a sheet from the melt, then ground to shape


Length: 56.0 mm, Width: 52.9 mm, Thickness: 2.35 mm

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

Heart shaped, broken, in a bag, bluey green glass, India, c. 1850


Green glass


Glass; Jewellery


South & South East Asia Collection

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