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Necklace

ca.1840-ca.1851 (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. This piece is notable for its particularly vivid combination of colours. With its matching pair of long earrings, its impact would have been considerable.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Amethysts and enamelled gold
Brief Description
Necklace in the form of vines, enamelled gold mounted with amethysts, France, about 1840-50
Physical Description
Necklace in the form of vines, enamelled gold mounted with amethysts.
Dimensions
  • Central unit height: 8cm
  • Length: 45.2cm
  • Fastened height: 19.5cm
  • Fastened width: 36.8cm
  • Depth: 1.7cm
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. This piece is notable for its particularly vivid combination of colours. With its matching pair of long earrings, its impact would have been considerable.
Collection
Accession Number
M.135-1951

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record createdFebruary 17, 2003
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