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Double-clip brooch

Double-clip brooch

  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1930-1940 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Platinum set with brilliant, baguette and square-cut diamonds

  • Credit Line:

    The Bettine, Lady Abingdon Collection. Bequeathed by Mrs T. R. P. Hole

  • Museum number:

    M.145:1, 2-1987

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Dense concentrations of precious stones were characteristic of the jewellery of the 1920s and 1930s. They were ranked together in geometric patterns and held by the most delicate and discreet platinum settings. This double-clip brooch is one of the most distinctive forms of the period. It can be separated into two identical halves, worn on facing lapels or on opposite sides of a neckline.

Physical description

Double clip platinum brooch set with brilliant, baguette and square-cut diamonds.

Place of Origin

England (probably, made)

Date

ca. 1930-1940 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Platinum set with brilliant, baguette and square-cut diamonds

Marks and inscriptions

Unmarked

Dimensions

Length: 6.0 cm, Width: 2.7 cm

Object history note

From the collection of Bettine, Lady Abingdon.

Descriptive line

Double clip platinum brooch set with brilliant, baguette and square-cut diamonds, probably made in England, about 1930-1940

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

'Jewels and Jewellery' Clare Phillips, V&A Publications, 2000
'The Bettine, Lady Abingdon Collection' Sarah Medlam, V&A Publications, 1996

Materials

Platinum; Diamond

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Accessories

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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