- Museum number
Three chased gold brooches in the form of bunches of bulrushes and leaves and heads pavé-set with turquoises. In the original red leather case, with a handwritten label. The two larger brooches were originally comb-mounts.
- Production date
- 1860 (circa)
Length: 7 centimetres (max;HG.1118.a)
Length: 9.30 centimetres (max;HG.1118.b-c)
- Curator's comments
- Text from the catalogue of the Hull Grundy Gift (Gere et al 1984) no. 757.
Depressions in the case interior indicate that the two larger brooches were originally intended as comb mounts and have been reset as brooches. Comb mounts were frequently altered to brooches during the second half of the nineteenth century as fashions changed: a number are included in Chapter 8 (616-620, 636-642, 644-647, 663, 716). The set has been kept in its original case, despite the alteration; see 645 for an example of the recasing of comb-mounts converted to brooches, which can be dated to within two years. The bows on the earring loops do not conform to the rest of the set and, as the loops do not fit the depressions in the case, they are presumably replacements. (Charlotte Gere).
Originally thought to be in a set with earrings1978,1002.837 (HG no. 756). The earrings came with the original gift in the late 1970s. The boxed set with earrings missing came later. But the earrings are in a different gold.
- On display (G47/dc12)
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: HG.1118.a (masterlist number)
Miscellaneous number: HG.1118.b (masterlist number)
Miscellaneous number: HG.1118.c (masterlist number)