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Convolvulus

  • Object:

    Brooch

  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca.1835-ca.1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Turquoises and pearls <i>pavé</i>-set in gold

  • Credit Line:

    Cory Bequest

  • Museum number:

    M.82-1951

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 1, shelf 11

Naturalistic jewellery, decorated with clearly recognisable flowers or fruit, emerged with the Romantic movement in the early 19th century. It remained popular for many decades. Sentiments or meanings were often attached to particular plants. The convolvulus was thought to symbolise ‘bonds’ or ‘extinguished hopes’.

Physical description

Brooch in the form of a convulvulus flower, gold, pavé-set turquoises and pearls.

Place of Origin

England (probably, made)

Date

ca.1835-ca.1850 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Turquoises and pearls pavé-set in gold

Dimensions

Height: 12.5 cm, Width: 9.3 cm, Depth: 5 cm

Descriptive line

Brooch, 'Convulvulus', gold, turquoise & pearl, probably made in England, about 1835-50.

Subjects depicted

Flowers (plants); Convolvulus

Categories

Images Online; Jewellery

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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