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Buckle and belt tag
  • Buckle and belt tag
    Wilson, Henry, born 1864 - died 1934
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Buckle and belt tag

  • Place of origin:

    London (designed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1905 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wilson, Henry, born 1864 - died 1934 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, cast, chased, enamelled and mounted with cabochon-cut stones

  • Credit Line:

    Accepted by HM Government in lieu of Tax and allocated to the Victoria and Albert Museum

  • Museum number:

    M.5:1 to 3-2002

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 55, shelf B, box 2 []

Henry Wilson was an architect, sculptor, metalworker and jeweller. He produced perhaps the most accomplished of all Arts and Crafts jewellery. A fellow artist-jeweller wrote to him: 'I simply can't understand how you can do such wonderful work. Apart altogether from the beauty of the designs and colour, the making of the things beats everything.'

Wilson championed the simple polished stone, which he felt preserved its 'mysterious magical quality' against modern geometric and faceted gems.

Physical description

Silver buckle and belt tag decorated with enamel and set with moonstones, amethysts and other stones, cast roundels of stags and birds.

Place of Origin

London (designed)

Date

ca. 1905 (designed)

Artist/maker

Wilson, Henry, born 1864 - died 1934 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Silver, cast, chased, enamelled and mounted with cabochon-cut stones

Dimensions

Height: 15.5 cm buckle

Descriptive line

Silver buckle and belt tag, decorated with enamel, moonstones, amethysts and other stones, and mounted with cast roundels of stags and birds, designed by Henry Wilson, around 1905

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

Joyasde del Modernismo Artista a la Vanguardia. Barcelona: Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. p. 89, no. 48. ISBN 9788480432252

Production Note

This buckle and belt tag was designed by Henry Wilson and probably made at his London workshop

Materials

Silver; Moonstone; Amethyst

Techniques

Enamelling

Subjects depicted

Stag; Bird

Categories

Metalwork; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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