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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

Brooch

ca. 1880 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The international fashion for beetle jewellery paralleled that for bird jewellery. In 1884 or 1885, a suite of beetle jewellery was made for Lord Granville's second wife, in the Egyptian style, probably by Phillips Brothers.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Stamped and patinated copper alloy
Brief Description
Stamped and patinated copper alloy , Northern Europe, about 1880
Physical Description
Stag beetle brooch, stamped and patinated copper alloy
Dimensions
  • Length: 5cm
  • Width: 2.2cm
  • Depth: 0.3cm
Credit line
Given by Mrs John Hull Grundy
Subject depicted
Summary
The international fashion for beetle jewellery paralleled that for bird jewellery. In 1884 or 1885, a suite of beetle jewellery was made for Lord Granville's second wife, in the Egyptian style, probably by Phillips Brothers.
Collection
Accession Number
M.89-1977

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record createdApril 10, 2008
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