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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. 1835 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The swirling gold mounts in this set of jewellery give the impression of great wealth, although this is in fact deceptive. The mounts are stamped out of thin gold sheet using far less metal than would appear to be the case. Long earrings came into fashion at the end of the 1820s. Earrings were made for pierced ears. The piercing itself was often carried out by a jeweller.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Brooch
  • Pendant
Materials and Techniques
Gold set with garnets
Brief Description
Stamped gold brooch and pendant, set with carbuncles (almandine garnets), England, about 1835
Physical Description
Stamped gold brooch and pendant, set with carbuncles (almandine garnets, cut en cabochon)
Credit line
Bequeathed by Mr John George Joicey
Summary
The swirling gold mounts in this set of jewellery give the impression of great wealth, although this is in fact deceptive. The mounts are stamped out of thin gold sheet using far less metal than would appear to be the case. Long earrings came into fashion at the end of the 1820s. Earrings were made for pierced ears. The piercing itself was often carried out by a jeweller.
Bibliographic References
  • Shirley Bury, Jewellery 1789-1910, The International Era, Vol. 1. p.272, colour plate 68
  • Clare Phillips, Jewels and Jewellery, V&A, 2000, p.77
Collection
Accession Number
M.265 to C-1919

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record createdApril 23, 2008
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