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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

1798 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This pendant commemorates the death of a ten-month old infant in 1798. It is inscribed on the reverse: ‘Henry Halsey Inft. aged 10 Mos. died 12th Jan 1798.’ and ‘Fond Parents grieve not for thy Infant Son Your God has called him and his Will be done.’ Henry was the first son of Henry Halsey of Henley Park, Pirbright, Surrey.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gold, enamel, pearl, wax, glass
Brief Description
Pendant, gold, enamel, mounted with a wax relief under glass, framed in pearls. England, 1798.
Physical Description
Gold with enamel, pearls and wax relief under glass.Reverse inscribed, 'Henry Halsey Inft. aged 10 Mos. died 12th Jan 1798.' and 'Fond Parents grieve not for thy Infant Son Your God has called him and his Will be done.'
Dimensions
  • Height: 4.9cm
  • Width: 2.7cm
  • Diameter: 1.1cm
Marks and Inscriptions
Reverse inscribed, 'Henry Halsey Inft. aged 10 Mos. died 12th Jan 1798.' and 'Fond Parents grieve not for thy Infant Son Your God has called him and his Will be done.'
Credit line
Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patricia V. Goldstein
Summary
This pendant commemorates the death of a ten-month old infant in 1798. It is inscribed on the reverse: ‘Henry Halsey Inft. aged 10 Mos. died 12th Jan 1798.’ and ‘Fond Parents grieve not for thy Infant Son Your God has called him and his Will be done.’ Henry was the first son of Henry Halsey of Henley Park, Pirbright, Surrey.
Other Numbers
  • LOAN:AMERICANFRIENDS.103-2003 - Previous loan number
  • 59 - Goldstein Collection number
Collection
Accession Number
M.112-2007

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record createdFebruary 5, 2008
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