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On display at V&A South Kensington
Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery

Convolvulus

Brooch
ca.1835-ca.1850 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Naturalistic jewellery, decorated with clearly recognisable flowers or fruit, emerged with the Romantic movement in the early 19th century. It remained popular for many decades. Sentiments or meanings were often attached to particular plants. The convolvulus was thought to symbolise ‘bonds’ or ‘extinguished hopes’.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Turquoises and pearls <i>pavé</i>-set in gold
Brief Description
Brooch, 'Convulvulus', gold, turquoise & pearl, probably made in England, about 1835-50.
Physical Description
Brooch in the form of a convulvulus flower, gold, pavé-set turquoises and pearls.
Dimensions
  • Height: 12.5cm
  • Width: 9.3cm
  • Depth: 5cm
Credit line
Cory Bequest
Subjects depicted
Summary
Naturalistic jewellery, decorated with clearly recognisable flowers or fruit, emerged with the Romantic movement in the early 19th century. It remained popular for many decades. Sentiments or meanings were often attached to particular plants. The convolvulus was thought to symbolise ‘bonds’ or ‘extinguished hopes’.
Collection
Accession Number
M.82-1951

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record createdJanuary 20, 2003
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