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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

Badge

ca. 1700 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Pendant with symbols of love and mortality, made of gold and enamel with a pendant pearl. One of the symbols, a coffin, is inscribed with the letters PWC BUM; the various symbols are possibly a rebus.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Enamelled gold
Brief Description
Pendant of gold and enamel with a pendant pearl, with symbols of love and mortality, made in Germany, about 1700
Physical Description
Pendant with symbols of love and mortality, made of gold and enamel with a pendant pearl. One of the symbols, a coffin, is inscribed with the letters PWC BUM; the various symbols are possibly a rebus.
Dimensions
  • Height: 5cm
  • Width: 2.8cm
  • Depth: 0.4cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'PWG BVM' (decoration, on coffin motif)
Credit line
Given by Dame Joan Evans
Object history
The enamelled figure 3 on the head of the ring 213-1870 relates to the pendant badge 451-1873, the design of which also incorporates a 3, as well as an anchor and a cluster of forget-me-nots, which in turn relates it to the badge 9081-1863. All three pieces were probably German court decorations.
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Associated Objects
Collection
Accession Number
451-1873

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record createdMay 19, 2005
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