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Necklace

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1840-ca.1851 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Amethysts and enamelled gold

  • Credit Line:

    Cory Bequest

  • Museum number:

    M.135-1951

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 18, shelf B, box 7

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. This piece is notable for its particularly vivid combination of colours. With its matching pair of long earrings, its impact would have been considerable.

Physical description

Necklace in the form of vines, enamelled gold mounted with amethysts.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

ca.1840-ca.1851 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Amethysts and enamelled gold

Dimensions

Height: 8 cm central unit, Length: 45.2 cm, Height: 19.5 cm fastened, Width: 36.8 cm fastened, Depth: 1.7 cm

Descriptive line

Necklace in the form of vines, enamelled gold mounted with amethysts, France, about 1840-50

Subjects depicted

Grapes; Vines

Categories

Jewellery; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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