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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

Slide and Pendant

ca. 1750 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Very sophisticated imitation jewellery was made in Europe in the 18th century. It was sold by many of the leading jewellers. Before Australian opals became accessible, the opal was a rare stone. Here its shimmering beauty was achieved by setting a pink foil beneath a milky blue glass.


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Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Opaline and colourless pastes set in silver
Brief Description
Slide and pendant, opaline and colourless pastes set in silver, a bow with a drop, made in Western Europe, about 1750
Physical Description
Slide and pendant of opaline and colourless pastes (glass) set in silver in the form of a bow with a drop.
Dimensions
  • Length: 6.89cm
  • Width: 6.17cm
  • Depth: 1.21cm
Credit line
Given by Dame Joan Evans
Subject depicted
Summary
Very sophisticated imitation jewellery was made in Europe in the 18th century. It was sold by many of the leading jewellers. Before Australian opals became accessible, the opal was a rare stone. Here its shimmering beauty was achieved by setting a pink foil beneath a milky blue glass.
Collection
Accession Number
M.160-1975

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record createdJune 10, 2005
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