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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

Brooch

1775-1800 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Some sentimental jewels express love and devotion for the living. Often mass produced, this kind of jewellery bears generalised messages such as here ‘L’Amour’ (Love) or ‘À vous dedié’ (Dedicated to you).


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gold set with pearls, hair and ivory painted in watercolour with applied gold foil
Brief Description
Gold brooch set with pearls, hair and with an ivory plaque painted in watercolour, gold foil, inscription Lamour, England or France, 1775-1800
Physical Description
Gold brooch set with pearls, hair and with an ivory plaque painted in watercolour representing doves on a basin of applied gold foil, under the inscription Lamour
Dimensions
  • Height: 2.2cm
  • Width: 2.3cm
  • Depth: 1cm
Marks and Inscriptions
inscribed Lamour
Object history
Part of a group of memorial and mourning jewels bought from Dr Marco Guastalla, acting on behalf of 'an English lady residing in Italy' (museum numbers 846-1888 to 989-1888)
Subjects depicted
Summary
Some sentimental jewels express love and devotion for the living. Often mass produced, this kind of jewellery bears generalised messages such as here ‘L’Amour’ (Love) or ‘À vous dedié’ (Dedicated to you).
Collection
Accession Number
970-1888

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record createdJuly 19, 2006
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