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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

Necklace

ca.1850 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Grapes and vine leaves were a recurrent theme, drawing inspiration from the gold jewellery of the ancient world. The fashion for sets of seed pearl jewellery continued through the Victorian era. This example has an intricate and complex construction. Gold wires provide the framework, and the seed pearls are attached with horsehair or silk.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Coloured gold, pearls
Brief Description
Necklace, coloured gold set with pearls in the form of vine leaves and grapes, possibly made in England, about 1850
Physical Description
Necklace, pearls set in coloured gold, in the form of vine leaves and grapes.
Dimensions
  • Unclasped length: 43.5cm
  • Fastened height: 18.5cm
  • Fastened width: 17.5cm
  • Depth: 1cm
Credit line
Cory Bequest
Subjects depicted
Summary
Grapes and vine leaves were a recurrent theme, drawing inspiration from the gold jewellery of the ancient world. The fashion for sets of seed pearl jewellery continued through the Victorian era. This example has an intricate and complex construction. Gold wires provide the framework, and the seed pearls are attached with horsehair or silk.
Collection
Accession Number
M.134-1951

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record createdAugust 15, 2005
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