Brooch thumbnail 1
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery

Brooch

1700-1800 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Improved domestic lighting and the development of the brilliant cut, which sparkles so magically by candlelight, ensured the primacy of faceted gemstones in eighteenth-century jewellery. The delicate yellow chrysoberyls in this piece would have been mined in Brasil.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Chrysoberyls and pink topazes set in silver
Brief Description
Brooch of chrysoberyls and pink topazes set in silver, made in Western Europe, 1700-1800.
Physical Description
Circular brooch in the form of a stylized eight-petalled flower, of chrysoberyls and pink topazes set in silver
Dimensions
  • Height: 6.1cm
  • Width: 6.1cm
  • Depth: 1.7cm
Credit line
Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patricia V. Goldstein
Summary
Improved domestic lighting and the development of the brilliant cut, which sparkles so magically by candlelight, ensured the primacy of faceted gemstones in eighteenth-century jewellery. The delicate yellow chrysoberyls in this piece would have been mined in Brasil.
Other Numbers
  • LOAN:AMERICANFRIENDS.327-2003 - Previous loan number
  • 267 - Goldstein Collection number
Collection
Accession Number
M.205-2007

About this object record

Explore the Collections contains over a million catalogue records, and over half a million images. It is a working database that includes information compiled over the life of the museum. Some of our records may contain offensive and discriminatory language, or reflect outdated ideas, practice and analysis. We are committed to addressing these issues, and to review and update our records accordingly.

You can write to us to suggest improvements to the record.

Suggest Feedback

record createdMarch 13, 2008
Record URL