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Pendant

ca. 1760 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Very sophisticated imitation jewellery was made in Europe in the 18th century. It was sold by many of the leading jewellers. Before Australian opals became accessible, the opal was a rare stone. Here its shimmering beauty was achieved by setting a pink foil beneath a milky blue glass.
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object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Opaline and white pastes set in silver
Brief Description
Pendant, opaline and white pastes set in silver, a bow with a drop, probably France, late 18th century
Physical Description
Pendant, opaline and white pastes set in silver, shaped as a jewelled bow with a jewelled drop hanging below.
Dimensions
  • Length: 5.75cm
  • Width: 4.33cm
  • Depth: 1.25cm
Credit line
Given by Dame Joan Evans
Subject depicted
Summary
Very sophisticated imitation jewellery was made in Europe in the 18th century. It was sold by many of the leading jewellers. Before Australian opals became accessible, the opal was a rare stone. Here its shimmering beauty was achieved by setting a pink foil beneath a milky blue glass.

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Collection
Accession Number
M.157-1975

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record createdJanuary 21, 2003
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