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Album - Designs for jewellery by Arnold Lulls
  • Designs for jewellery by Arnold Lulls
    Lulls, Arnold
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Designs for jewellery by Arnold Lulls

  • Object:

    Album

  • Place of origin:

    Netherlands (probably. Lulls was a Dutch jeweller and dealer who appears to have moved to London in 1585 but retained his Dutch nationality., made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1560 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lulls, Arnold (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Designs in pencil, pen and ink, wash, body-colour and gold, in a calf skin album

  • Museum number:

    D.6:16-1896

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A faint drawing in ink for an aigrette from an album of jewellery designs. Another sheet of vellum has been pasted onto the page depicting a string of forty-seven graduated pearls. From a gold swivel at the bottommost pearl, hangs a pendant with a table-cut rectangular sapphire and a large oval ruby in an octagonal gold setting, enamelled in red, blue and green with a large drop-pearl. The album consists of three preliminary leaves of contemporary laid paper (two with unidentified watermarks), forty leaves of vellum and three final leaves of paper corresponding to those at the front of the album. Inserted are nine sheets of paper and three of vellum bearing designs, notes, transcripts of letters etc. 92 pages, full-bound in contemporary calf skin, gold-tooled, gilt edges, with fragments of green silk ties on the fore-edges of the front and back covers. The drawings are in pencil, pen and ink, wash, body-colour and gold.

Place of Origin

Netherlands (probably. Lulls was a Dutch jeweller and dealer who appears to have moved to London in 1585 but retained his Dutch nationality., made)

Date

ca. 1560 (made)

Artist/maker

Lulls, Arnold (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Designs in pencil, pen and ink, wash, body-colour and gold, in a calf skin album

Dimensions

Height: 22 cm Size of album, Width: 155 cm

Descriptive line

Drawing from an album (in 25 parts) of designs for jewellery (aigrettes, rings, pendants, etc) by Arnold Lulls, depicting an aigrette with another sheet of vellum attached, depicting a string of pearls. Dutch School, ca. 1560.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Referenced in: Hayward, J. 'The Arnold Lulls Book of Jewels and the Court Jewellers of Queen Anne of Denmark'. Archaeologia. v.108, pp. 227-237. London, 1986.

Materials

Calf; Vellum; Paper; Pencil; Pen and ink; Body; Gold

Techniques

Drawing; Wash

Subjects depicted

Designs; Jewellery

Categories

Designs; Jewellery

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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