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

Brooch

ca. 1835-ca.1840 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This bow brooch has a dense surface patterning of spirals (known as ‘cannetille’ work) and granules (‘grainti’). This decoration was very popular in the decades around 1830. Jewellery from these decades was often vibrantly coloured, and turquoise was a popular choice. The brooch survives with matching earrings, with which it would have been worn.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gold filigree with <i>grainti</i> and <i>cannetille</i> decoration, set with turquoises and pearls
Brief Description
Brooch in the form of a tasselled bow, gold filigree with cannetille and grainti decoration, set with turquoises and pearls, Western Europe, ( Malta or Portugal ) about 1835-40
Physical Description
Brooch in the form of a tasselled bow, gold filigree with cannetille and grainti decoration, set with turquoises and pearls.
Dimensions
  • Height: 7.9cm
  • Width: 5.8cm
  • Depth: 1.8cm
Credit line
Cory Bequest
Subjects depicted
Summary
This bow brooch has a dense surface patterning of spirals (known as ‘cannetille’ work) and granules (‘grainti’). This decoration was very popular in the decades around 1830. Jewellery from these decades was often vibrantly coloured, and turquoise was a popular choice. The brooch survives with matching earrings, with which it would have been worn.
Associated Objects
Bibliographic Reference
Clare Phillips, Jewels and Jewellery, V&A, 2000
Collection
Accession Number
M.77-1951

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record createdFebruary 17, 2003
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