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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

Cheapside Hoard

Chain
1590-1620 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This chain is part of the Cheapside Hoard, which was discovered in 1912 when a house near St. Paul's Cathedral was pulled down. The hoard is thought to have been a goldsmith's stock which was hidden under the floorboards of the house in the seventeenth century. The majority of the hoard is at the Museum of London.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Enamelled gold
Brief Description
Gold enamelled in white and green. London, 1590-1620, (part of the Cheapside Hoard).
Physical Description
Gold chain enamelled in white. With interlinking lover’s knots symbolising eternal love
Dimensions
  • Length: 48.5in
  • Width: 0.8cm
  • Depth: 0.4cm
Style
Summary
This chain is part of the Cheapside Hoard, which was discovered in 1912 when a house near St. Paul's Cathedral was pulled down. The hoard is thought to have been a goldsmith's stock which was hidden under the floorboards of the house in the seventeenth century. The majority of the hoard is at the Museum of London.
Collection
Accession Number
M.1140-1926

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record createdFebruary 7, 2003
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