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

Brooch

1820-1830 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This citrine brooch originally belonged to Jane Morris. Jane Morris, known as Janey, was the wife of the artist, designer and socialist William Morris. She was often painted by the artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Some of her jewels, including items given to her by Rossetti, were bequeathed to the V&A by her daughter May in 1938.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gold filigree, set with a large citrine and small emeralds and rubies
Brief Description
Gold filigree brooch set with a large citrine and small emeralds and rubies. West European, 1820-30. Formerly the property of Janey Morris.
Physical Description
Oblong with rounded corners. The twelve small rubies and emeralds are set in the filigree decoration surrounding the central citrine.
Dimensions
  • Height: 1.625in
  • Width: 1.5in
  • Depth: 1.2cm
Style
Credit line
Bequeathed by May Morris
Object history
Previously owned by May Morris.
Production
West European
Summary
This citrine brooch originally belonged to Jane Morris. Jane Morris, known as Janey, was the wife of the artist, designer and socialist William Morris. She was often painted by the artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Some of her jewels, including items given to her by Rossetti, were bequeathed to the V&A by her daughter May in 1938.
Collection
Accession Number
M.43-1939

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record createdMarch 14, 2003
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