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Locket

Locket

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1690-1700 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embossed silver

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Stuart H.J. Johnson

  • Museum number:

    M.3-1958

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 10, shelf C, box 4

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.

Physical description

Heart-shaped locket, decorated with an embossed Cupid surrounded by the inscription 'Noe Heart More True Then Mine to You'.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1690-1700 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Embossed silver

Marks and inscriptions

NOE HEART MORE TRUE THEN MINE TO YOU
English; around the edge of the heart; embossed

Dimensions

Height: 2.6 cm, Width: 2.1 cm, Depth: 0.4 cm

Descriptive line

Silver heart-shaped locket, decorated with an embossed Cupid, made in England, 1690-1700

Materials

Silver

Techniques

Embossing

Subjects depicted

Love

Categories

Jewellery; Accessories; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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