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  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1860 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (made)
    Firm of John Brogden (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, ink and watercolour drawing oncard

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case MD, shelf 15

This design for a bracelet is from an album of designs produced for the firm of John Brogden (1864-1884).

This album contains 1,593 designs for jewellery and goldsmith's work, mainly in colour and dating between 1848 and 1884. Designs like this one demonstrate the diversity of the jewellery produced by the Brogden firm.

The firm was founded by John Brogden the elder in about 1796. From about 1824 to 1831 it was styled 'Brogden and Garland' and thereafter until 1841 'Garland and Watherston'. The younger Brogden, the son of Thomas Brogden and presumably a relative of the founder, served an apprenticeship to J.W. Garland as a goldsmith and jeweller from 1834 to 1841. Following Garland's departure, the remaining partner, J.H. Watherston, removed the firm to new premises at 16 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden and in 1848 joined forces with the younger Brogden.

Physical description

Rectangular card with a pencil, ink and watercolour design for a gold bracelet within a straight pencil-drawn border. The design is comprised of a thick plaited gold chain, at the centre of which is an oval turquoise set within a gold border, inlaid a the four points of which is a triangular cluster of three pearls. Around the oval border is an ornate frame of black enamel and gold.

Place of Origin

London (made)


ca. 1860 (made)


Unknown (made)
Firm of John Brogden (made)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, ink and watercolour drawing oncard


Height: 11.5 cm, Width: 23.5 cm

Descriptive line

Design for jewellery, by the firm of John Brogden, about 1860


Pencil; Ink; Watercolour; Card


Drawing; Painting

Subjects depicted

Pearl; Bracelet; Enamel; Turquoise


Designs; Jewellery

Production Type



Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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