Locket

1690-1700 (made)
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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This love token shows Cupid about to fire an arrow from his bow. It would have been a relatively inexpensive piece of jewellery as it is made of plain silver and weighs little. Jewellers made similar lockets to celebrate the marriage of the English king Charles II to Catherine of Braganza in 1662.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Embossed silver
Brief Description
Silver heart-shaped locket, decorated with an embossed Cupid, made in England, 1690-1700
Physical Description
Heart-shaped locket, decorated with an embossed Cupid surrounded by the inscription 'Noe Heart More True Then Mine to You'.
Dimensions
  • Height: 2.6cm
  • Width: 2.1cm
  • Depth: 0.4cm
Marks and Inscriptions
NOE HEART MORE TRUE THEN MINE TO YOU (English; around the edge of the heart; embossed)
Credit line
Bequeathed by Stuart H.J. Johnson
Subjects depicted
Summary
This love token shows Cupid about to fire an arrow from his bow. It would have been a relatively inexpensive piece of jewellery as it is made of plain silver and weighs little. Jewellers made similar lockets to celebrate the marriage of the English king Charles II to Catherine of Braganza in 1662.
Collection
Accession Number
M.3-1958

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record createdJanuary 7, 2003
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