Tiara and Case

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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery
Place Of Origin

This coral tiara has its original case which is labelled on the silk lining inside the lid 'PHILLIPS. 23, COCKSPVR STREET LONDON'.

Phillips Brothers, in which the dominant partner was Robert Phillips, were the leading supplier of coral goods in London, as well as being important goldsmiths and jewellers. In 1870 the firm advertised that it had 'the most complete collection of fine coral work in the world'. Robert Phillips received the order of the Crown of Italy for his services to the coral industry in Naples.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Tiara
  • Case
Brief Description
Coral tiara by Phillips Brothers, ca. 1860-1870, in the form of a wreath of sprays and berries, with original case of simulated leather
Credit line
Gift of Cheryl Smith through Art Fund
Object history
Inherited by the donor, Cheryl Smith, from Phyllis Barrett (born about 1910)
Summary
This coral tiara has its original case which is labelled on the silk lining inside the lid 'PHILLIPS. 23, COCKSPVR STREET LONDON'.



Phillips Brothers, in which the dominant partner was Robert Phillips, were the leading supplier of coral goods in London, as well as being important goldsmiths and jewellers. In 1870 the firm advertised that it had 'the most complete collection of fine coral work in the world'. Robert Phillips received the order of the Crown of Italy for his services to the coral industry in Naples.
Collection
Accession Number
M.10:1, 2-2003

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record createdNovember 29, 2003
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