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Locket

Locket

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)
    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    about 1867 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Falize, Alexis, born 1811 - died 1898 (maker)
    Tard, Antoine, born 19 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold, decorated with cloisonné enamel, and set with rose-cut diamonds

  • Museum number:

    1045-1871

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 25, shelf C, box 5

The Parisian jeweller Alexis Falize made this locket. He was greatly influenced by East Asian art and in particular by cloisonné enamel work. Falize used gold rather than the copper traditionally found in cloisonné work to create designs of great delicacy and vibrant colours. He took many of his images - usually flowers and birds - from Japanese prints, but here the flowers are in the Indian style. Lockets were particularly popular items of jewellery around this time.

Physical description

Locket of gold with cloisonné enamel decorated with flowers and diamonds.

Place of Origin

France (made)
Paris (made)

Date

about 1867 (made)

Artist/maker

Falize, Alexis, born 1811 - died 1898 (maker)
Tard, Antoine, born 19 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Gold, decorated with cloisonné enamel, and set with rose-cut diamonds

Dimensions

Height: 5.3 cm, Width: 3 cm, Depth: 1.1 cm

Object history note

Exhibited at the Paris Exhibition of 1867.
Purchased by the Museum from Falize at the International Exhibition, London, 1871.

Descriptive line

Locket by Alexis Falize with the enameller Antoine Tard; gold, cloisonné enamel, diamonds; Paris, about 1867.

Materials

Gold; Enamel; Diamond

Techniques

Cloisonné; Faceted

Subjects depicted

Flowers

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Accessories

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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