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Pendant

  • Place of origin:

    Europe (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1620-30 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Enamelled gold and rock crystal

  • Museum number:

    295-1854

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 7, shelf A, box 11

Pendants shaped like ships became very popular from the beginning of the 1500s. Designers expressed the excitement of maritime exploration and trade with different continents in jewels shaped as galleons, sea monsters, mermaids and mermen.

Physical description

Pendant in the form of a ship, rock crystal hull mounted in gold with enamel decoration.

Place of Origin

Europe (probably, made)

Date

ca. 1620-30 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Enamelled gold and rock crystal

Dimensions

Height: 6.1 cm

Descriptive line

Pendant in the form of a ship, rock crystal hull mounted in gold with enamel decoration, Western Europe, ca.1620-30.

Materials

Gold; Enamel; Rock crystal

Techniques

Enamelling

Subjects depicted

Ship

Categories

Images Online; Jewellery; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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