Jewellery Design

1875 (made)
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William Burges designed a variety of containers, utensils, and jewellery in gold, silver, crystal, jewels, and a variety of other pressure materials. The style of the his incredibly elegant and highly detailed pieces can only be categorized as eclectic. He derived motifs from a variety of sources ranging from Romanesque, to Japanese, to medieval Gothic.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Pen and pencil on paper
Brief Description
William Burges. Designs for medallions, Pen and pencil, English, 1875.
Physical Description
Pen and pencil drawings on paper of medallion-shaped designs. Human figures, faces, and wild animals are set within the circular borders with different astrological and natural motifs. The inscription 'William Burges' is included in a medieval font on one medallion. Notes are inscribed throughout the sheet about the different orientations of the multiple designs.
Dimensions
  • Width: 27.5cm
  • Length: 28cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'June 1875' (Inscribed in the bottom right corner.)
Subjects depicted
Summary
William Burges designed a variety of containers, utensils, and jewellery in gold, silver, crystal, jewels, and a variety of other pressure materials. The style of the his incredibly elegant and highly detailed pieces can only be categorized as eclectic. He derived motifs from a variety of sources ranging from Romanesque, to Japanese, to medieval Gothic.
Collection
Accession Number
8830:19

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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