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Brooch

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1848 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    A.W. Pugin, born 1812 - died 1852 (designers)
    John Hardman & Co. (manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Enamelled gold, set with a ruby, cabochon garnets, turquoises and pearls

  • Credit Line:

    Given in memory of Mrs C. E. Gladstone, by Lady Alford and Miss Eileen Riddell

  • Museum number:

    M.20-1962

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 22, shelf A, box 5

The English architect A.W.N. Pugin designed only a small amount of jewellery. This brooch is part of a larger set (parure) of jewels in the Gothic style and the design is inspired by medieval ecclesiastical decoration. Pugin designed it for the lady he proposed to make his third wife. The marriage did not take place, and in 1848 he met and married Jane Knill and gave her the parure. In 1851 the complete parure appeared at the Great Exhibition in London as part of the Medieval Court.

Physical description

Enamelled gold brooch, set with a ruby, cabochon garnets, turquoises and pearls.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1848 (made)

Artist/maker

A.W. Pugin, born 1812 - died 1852 (designers)
John Hardman & Co. (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

Enamelled gold, set with a ruby, cabochon garnets, turquoises and pearls

Dimensions

Height: 5.5 cm, Width: 6.5 cm, Depth: 1.6 cm

Object history note

Designed by A.W.N. Pugin as part of the parure of which M.10-1962 is a part.

Historical context note

Exhibited at the Great Exhibition in London, 1851

Descriptive line

Enamelled gold brooch, set with a ruby, cabochon garnets, turquoises and pearls, designed by A. W. N. Pugin, manufactured by John Hardman & Co., England, 1848

Materials

Gold; Enamel; Ruby; Garnet; Turquoise; Pearl

Categories

Jewellery; Great Exhibition; Christianity; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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