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Chain - Cheapside Hoard

Cheapside Hoard

  • Object:

    Chain

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1590-1620 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Enamelled gold

  • Museum number:

    M.1140-1926

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 8, shelf A, box 1

This chain is part of the Cheapside Hoard, which was discovered in 1912 when a house near St. Paul's Cathedral was pulled down. The hoard is thought to have been a goldsmith's stock which was hidden under the floorboards of the house in the seventeenth century. The majority of the hoard is at the Museum of London.

Physical description

Gold chain enamelled in white. With interlinking lover’s knots symbolising eternal love

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1590-1620 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Enamelled gold

Dimensions

Length: 48.5 in, Width: 0.8 cm, Depth: 0.4 cm

Descriptive line

Gold enamelled in white and green. London, 1590-1620, (part of the Cheapside Hoard).

Materials

Gold; Enamel

Techniques

Enamelling

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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