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Pendant

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1791 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraved gold with a ceramic cameo on blue enamel ground

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dame Joan Evans

  • Museum number:

    M.126-1962

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93 mezzanine, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 81, shelf D4, box 1

This pendant brooch records the death of John Wesley ( 1703-1791 ) who founded the Methodist movement in the 1730s. As in many other nonconformist churches, preaching the word of God took precedence over formal worship and the spiritual leadership was centred on charismatic preachers like Wesley.

Physical description

Engraved gold frame enclosing a ceramic cameo on blue enamel ground of John Wesley (1703-1791) with the inscription He Rests From His Labours and Revd John Wesley A.M. ob 2 March, 1791 Aet 88..

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1791 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Engraved gold with a ceramic cameo on blue enamel ground

Marks and inscriptions

'He Rests From His Labours'
inscription

'Revd John Wesley A.M. ob 2 March, 1791 Aet 88.'
inscription

Dimensions

Height: 3.5 cm, Width: 2.2 cm, Depth: 0.9 cm

Descriptive line

Engraved gold frame enclosing a ceramic cameo on blue enamel of the Reverend John Wesley (1703-1791), England, dated 1791

Production Note

Dated 1791.

Materials

Gold; Enamel; Ceramic

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Mourning; Cameos

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Death; Christianity; Methodist; Religion; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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