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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. 1750 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The inspiration for this brooch, with its diagonal arrangement of diamond-set weapons, is a military trophy. A canon, pistol, arrows, axe, flag and plumed helmet can all be deciphered in this celebration of bravery.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silver set with rose-cut dimaonds
Brief Description
Brooch in the form of a military trophy, silver set with rose-cut diamonds, made in Western Europe, about 1750
Physical Description
Brooch in the form of a military trophy, silver set with rose-cut diamonds
Dimensions
  • Height: 3.9cm
  • Width: 3.7cm
  • Depth: 1.2cm
Credit line
Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patricia V. Goldstein
Subject depicted
Summary
The inspiration for this brooch, with its diagonal arrangement of diamond-set weapons, is a military trophy. A canon, pistol, arrows, axe, flag and plumed helmet can all be deciphered in this celebration of bravery.
Other Numbers
  • LOAN:AMERICANFRIENDS.250-2003 - Previous loan number
  • 206 - Goldstein Collection number
Collection
Accession Number
M.176-2007

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record createdApril 10, 2008
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