- Museum number
Bloomed and chased three-colour gold demi-parure of brooch and ear-rings set with turquoises, rubies, and pearls in the centre of forget-me-nots. The brooch: is in the form of a bird on a trembler spring mounted on an oval gold plate. The ear-rings are leaf and flower stems surmounted by birds on trembler springs In the original leather case with a label on the silk lining of the lid. Images in case.
- Production date
- 1850 (circa)
Height: 5.10 centimetres (brooch)
Length: 8 centimetres (ear-ring)
- Curator's comments
- Text from catalogue of the Hull Grundy Gift (Gere et al 1984) no. 648:
The firm was at this address from 1841 to 1886. In 1866 they received an appointment to the Prince and Princess of Wales, which suggests that this set was boxed before that date. (Charlotte Gere).
Additions and corrections to original catalogue entry made by Judy Rudoe. 18.11.91.
See also C. Gere & J. Rudoe, 'Jewellery in the Age of Queen Victoria: A Mirror to the World', London, British Museum, 2010, fig. 113 p.158. The birds are no doubt intended to be doves as messengers of love. (Charlotte Gere)
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: HG.1040 (masterlist number)