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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93 mezzanine, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery

Buckle

1728 (dated)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This octagonal buckle was made to commemorate the death of Ann Harwood in 1728. The sombre combination of woven hair and gold wire lettering set under panels of rock crystal is typical of the mourning jewellery made from the late 17th century through the early decades of the 18th century.


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Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gold set with rock crystal over gold thread on hair
Brief Description
Gold mourning buckle, set with rock crystal over an inscription worked in gold thread on hair, made in England, dated 1728
Physical Description
Gold mourning buckle, set with rock crystal over the inscription 'Ann Harford 1728' worked in gold thread on hair.
Dimensions
  • Height: 3.1cm
  • Width: 4.2cm
  • Depth: 0.6cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'Ann Harford 1728' (inscription)
Credit line
Given by Dame Joan Evans
Summary
This octagonal buckle was made to commemorate the death of Ann Harwood in 1728. The sombre combination of woven hair and gold wire lettering set under panels of rock crystal is typical of the mourning jewellery made from the late 17th century through the early decades of the 18th century.
Collection
Accession Number
M.136-1975

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record createdAugust 12, 2005
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