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Brooch

ca.1875-ca.1890 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This circular brooch is set with a reverse intaglio crystal. This is a hemisphere of crystal that the jeweller has engraved and painted on the underside. This ingenious technique, which gives the Yorkshire terrier a three-dimensional appearance, was an English invention. Lambert & Rawlings showed examples of it at the London Exhibition of 1862.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gold, set with a crystal, which has been carved and painted on the underside
Brief Description
Polychromed gold brooch, set with a reverse intaglio crystal representing the head of a terrier, England, about 1875-90
Physical Description
Gold brooch, set with a reverse intaglio crystal representing the head of a terrier, polychromed.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 2cm
  • Depth: 1.3cm
  • Height: 2cm
  • Width: 2.2cm
Credit line
Cory Bequest
Subjects depicted
Summary
This circular brooch is set with a reverse intaglio crystal. This is a hemisphere of crystal that the jeweller has engraved and painted on the underside. This ingenious technique, which gives the Yorkshire terrier a three-dimensional appearance, was an English invention. Lambert & Rawlings showed examples of it at the London Exhibition of 1862.
Collection
Accession Number
M.65-1951

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record createdMarch 11, 2003
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