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Jewellery design

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1875 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Burges, William A.R.A., born 1827 - died 1881 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and pencil on paper

  • Museum number:

    8830:19

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case CAT, shelf 13, box 4

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.

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.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1875 (made)

Artist/maker

Burges, William A.R.A., born 1827 - died 1881 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and pencil on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'June 1875'
Inscribed in the bottom right corner.

Dimensions

Width: 27.5 cm, Length: 28 cm

Descriptive line

William Burges. Designs for medallions, Pen and pencil, English, 1875.

Materials

Pen; Pencil; Paper

Techniques

Drawn

Subjects depicted

Face; Human; Medallion; Inscription; Animal

Categories

Designs; Drawings; Jewellery

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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