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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

Bracelet Clasp

ca. 1790-1800 (made), 1864-1893 (marked)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Bracelet clasp, opaline and colourless pastes set in silver.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Opaline and colourless pastes (glass) set in silver
Brief Description
Bracelet clasp, opaline and colourless pastes set in silver, Western Europe, about 1790-1800
Physical Description
Bracelet clasp, opaline and colourless pastes set in silver.
Dimensions
  • Length: 4.11cm
  • Width: 3.67cm
  • Depth: 1.05cm
Marks and Inscriptions
(French import mark for 1864-93)
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.
Production
French import mark for 1864-93
Collection
Accession Number
M.156-1975

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record createdJune 10, 2005
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