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Girdle

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    about 1906 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Morris, Mary (May), born 1862 - died 1938 (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, set with williamsite, garnets and pearls

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Vivian Lobb

  • Museum number:

    M.17-1939

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 29, shelf C, box 7

May Morris was the daughter of the artist, designer and socialist William Morris. She was a talented embroideress and jeweller in her own right. May began to design jewellery around the turn of the 20th century and typically used colourful stones, often cabochon-cut (dome-shaped). This girdle was shown at the Arts and Crafts Exhibition in London in 1906. An illustration of it appeared in the review of the exhibition in The Studio magazine.

Physical description

Silver girdle set with williamsite, garnets and pearls

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

about 1906 (made)

Artist/maker

Morris, Mary (May), born 1862 - died 1938 (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver, set with williamsite, garnets and pearls

Dimensions

Length: 28 in of unclasped fully extended girdle, Diameter: 2 in of buckle, Height: 26 cm, Width: 22 cm, Depth: 0.8 cm

Descriptive line

Silver girdle set with williamsite, garnets and pearls. Designed and made by May Morris, about 1906.

Materials

Silver; Pearl; Garnet; Williamsite

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Accessories; Europeana Fashion Project

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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