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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

Brooch

ca. 1889 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This brooch is very similar in design to that of a grapes brooch by the firm of Fonsèque and Olive. Olive, who had worked for the renowned Parisian goldsmith and jeweller, Lucien Falize, went into partnership with the jeweller M. Fonsèque in 1885. Olive's designs, such as the coffee bean brooch and the grapes brooch of 1889 were very popular for a number of years and it was his ingenuity in design which led to the firm's success.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gold, silver, rose cut diamonds and glass
Brief Description
Brooch in the form of grapes; glass and rose-cut diamonds set in silver backed with gold; possibly by Fonsèque and Olive, Paris, ca. 1889.
Physical Description
Brooch in the form of green glass grapes on a branch of silver backed in gold with rose-cut diamonds.
Dimensions
  • Length: 3.4cm
  • Width: 2.6cm
  • Depth: 1.2cm
Credit line
Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patricia V. Goldstein
Subject depicted
Summary
This brooch is very similar in design to that of a grapes brooch by the firm of Fonsèque and Olive. Olive, who had worked for the renowned Parisian goldsmith and jeweller, Lucien Falize, went into partnership with the jeweller M. Fonsèque in 1885. Olive's designs, such as the coffee bean brooch and the grapes brooch of 1889 were very popular for a number of years and it was his ingenuity in design which led to the firm's success.
Other Numbers
  • LOAN:AMERICANFRIENDS.50-2003 - previous loan number
  • 6 - Goldstein Collection number
Collection
Accession Number
M.88-2007

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record createdMarch 11, 2008
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