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  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1840-ca.1851 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Amethysts and enamelled gold

  • Credit Line:

    Cory Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • 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)


ca.1840-ca.1851 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Amethysts and enamelled gold


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

Vines; Grapes


Jewellery; Europeana Fashion Project


Metalwork Collection

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