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Designs for jewellery by Arnold Lulls

Album
ca. 1560 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Additional TitleDesign for a string of forty-seven graduated pearls (generic title)
Materials and Techniques
Designs in pencil, pen and ink, wash, body-colour and gold, in a calf skin album
Brief Description
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.
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.
Dimensions
  • Size of album height: 22cm
  • Width: 155cm
Dimensions taken from departmental notes
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
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.
Collection
Accession Number
D.6:16-1896

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