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On display at V&A South Kensington
Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery

Girdle

about 1906 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silver, set with williamsite, garnets and pearls
Brief Description
Silver girdle set with williamsite, garnets and pearls. Designed and made by May Morris, about 1906.
Physical Description
Silver girdle set with williamsite, garnets and pearls
Dimensions
  • Of unclasped fully extended girdle length: 28in
  • Of buckle diameter: 2in
  • Height: 26cm
  • Width: 22cm
  • Depth: 0.8cm
Style
Production typeUnique
Credit line
Given by Miss Vivian Lobb
Summary
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.
Collection
Accession Number
M.17-1939

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record createdMarch 12, 2003
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