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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

Jewel

ca. 1770 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Jewel, opaline and colourless pastes set in silver in the form of flowers held by a bow.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Opaline and colourless pastes set in silver
Brief Description
Jewel, opaline and colourless pastes set in silver, in the form of flowers held by a bow, made in England, about 1770
Physical Description
Jewel, opaline and colourless pastes set in silver in the form of flowers held by a bow.
Dimensions
  • Length: 3.8cm
  • Width: 3.43cm
  • Depth: 0.7cm
Credit line
Given by Dame Joan Evans
Object history
From M.154L, M-1975 Public Access Description - 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. Clare Phillips, 18/02/2003.
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
M.161-1975

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record createdJune 10, 2005
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