Pendant

ca. 1860 (made)
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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

Enamelled gold pendant in the form of a hound on a cornucopia, almandine garnets, rock crystal, emerald and pearls.


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Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Enamelled gold, with almandine garnets, rock crystal, emerald and pearls
Brief Description
Enamelled gold pendant in the form of a hound on a cornucopia, set with almandine garnets, rock crystal, emerald and hung with pearls. Possibly Germany, about 1860.
Physical Description
Enamelled gold pendant in the form of a hound on a cornucopia, almandine garnets, rock crystal, emerald and pearls.
Dimensions
  • Height: 9.8cm
  • Width: 4cm
  • Depth: 0.9cm
Object history
From the treasury of the Cathedral of the Virgin of the Pillar, Zaragoza. One of a group of jewels purchased by the Museum in 1870, when the Cathedral authorities sold off treasures presented to the shrine of the Virgin in order to complete their building programme.

The dating of this jewel and of the similar jewel, 336-1870, is discussed in an article of the first importance by Dr Carolina Naya Franco (see references).
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic References
  • Somers-Cock, Anna, Princely Magnificence: court jewels of the Renaissance, 1500-1630, V&A, 1980, p.83, cat. 109
  • Carolina Naya Franco, 'Reinhold Vasters? Tres pinjantes de perillo procedentes de la subasta de la Virgen del Pilar (1870)', BSAA arte, 86 (2020), pp. 141-164
Collection
Accession Number
334-1870

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record createdJuly 20, 2006
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