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Pendant

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (south, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1600-1620 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold decorated with <i>champlevé</I> enamel and set with table- and faceted point-cut diamonds

  • Museum number:

    696B-1868

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 9, shelf D, box 10

Physical description

Gold pendant, decoratied with champlevé enamel and set with table- and faceted point-cut diamonds.

Place of Origin

Germany (south, made)

Date

ca. 1600-1620 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gold decorated with champlevé enamel and set with table- and faceted point-cut diamonds

Dimensions

Height: 9.5 cm, Width: 5.7 cm, Depth: 2.3 cm

Object history note

Bought from Otto Mündler, a well-known dealer in paintings and an art historian, for £240, including a necklace (696-1868).The provenance given was that they came from the Habsburg castle of Ambras, near Innsbruck, Austria. However, Dr Elisabeth Schmuttermeier has kindly provided the information that the necklace was among the marriage jewellery which the Archduchess Maria Christierna took with her to the convent at Hall in 1607. Jewels, including the necklace and the pendant, were dispersed when the convent was closed in 1773 (see 696-1868).

Descriptive line

Gold pendant, decorated with champlevé enamel and set with table- and point-cut diamonds, made in Southern Germany, about 1600-1610

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

Anna Somers Cocks. Princely Magnificence: Court Jewels of the Renaissance, 1500-1630. Exhibition: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1980-81. No. 73b.

Materials

Gold; Enamel; Diamond

Techniques

Champlevé; Lapidary

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Accessories; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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