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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

Pendant

ca. 1800 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Hair jewels were worn to cherish the living as well as to remember the dead. The survival of many pieces celebrating love and friendship indicate their great social importance.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gold set with garnets enclosing hair
Brief Description
Gold pendant in the form of a padlock set with folied almandine garnets enclosing hair, England, about 1800
Physical Description
Gold pendant in the form of a padlock set with foiled almandine garnets enclosing hair and gold wire
Dimensions
  • Height: 3.8cm
  • Width: 3cm
  • Depth: 0.6cm
Credit line
Given by Dame Joan Evans
Subject depicted
Summary
Hair jewels were worn to cherish the living as well as to remember the dead. The survival of many pieces celebrating love and friendship indicate their great social importance.
Collection
Accession Number
M.127-1962

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record createdAugust 22, 2006
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