- Museum number
Cast and chased oxidised silver brooch of octagonal form, the openwork border set with eight square-cut garnets, with a grotesque mask surrounded by foliage in the centre. Assay mark and makers mark.
- Production date
- 1870 (circa)
Height: 4.60 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Text from catalogue of the Hull Grundy Gift (Gere et al 1984) no 1035:
The firm of Georg Adam Scheid, goldsmith and silversmith, was founded in 1862 (see 1034), specialising in silver jewellery and plate, and is recorded at 17 Hofmuhlgasse in 1876 and at 85 Gumpendorferstrasse from 1882 to 1903. The firm took part in a number of exhibitions in Vienna, including the Ausstellung von Arbeiten der osterreichischen Kunstindustrie 1850-1914 (nos 242-246), and the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1900.
A jewel of similar octagonal design with stones in square settings and central relief motif, illustrated in Neuwirth 1976-7 (p.181), is described as designed by J. Storck and made by G.A. Scheid. (Charlotte Gere and Judy Rudoe)
- On display (G47/dc10)
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: HG.259 (masterlist number)