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Girdle

Girdle

  • Place of origin:

    England, Britain (made)

  • Date:

    about 1906 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, set with freshwater pearls, garnets and chrysoprase

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Vivian Lobb

  • Museum number:

    M.17-1939

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, room 91, case 29, shelf C, box 7

  • Image in copyright

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 freshwater pearls, garnets and chrysoprase.

Place of Origin

England, Britain (made)

Date

about 1906 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Silver, set with freshwater pearls, garnets and chrysoprase

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 freshwater pearls, garnets and chrysoprase. Designed and made by May Morris, about 1906.

Exhibition History

Arts and Crafts Exhibition (01/01/1906-31/12/1906)

Materials

Silver; Pearl; Garnet; Chrysoprase

Categories

Metalwork; Jewellery; Accessories

Production Type

Unique

Collection code

MET

Qr_O76641
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