- Museum number
Aigrette in the form of a flower spray with a trembler insect. Silver-gilt with a dished closed-back and set with flat-cut garnets. Image top left.
- Production date
Height: 7.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Supplement to catalogue entry:
Insect and spray garnet-set aigrette: HG mss. note in her copy of M D S Lewis 'Antique Paste Jewellery', London 1970, pl. C (French 18thC opaline and white paste flower spray) I have a garnet spray (From Cameo Corner, £325 in 1970) which is undoubtedly by the same maker – the stem in centre is same, so is chiselling of right stem & so is the insect including face, tail and body. It can be dated to circa 1710 judging by similar piqué boxes, i.e. same insect on French piqué boxes of this period.’ (Charlotte Gere)
- On display (G46/dc22)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Cameo Corner, 26 Museum Street, London WC1. Original invoice for £325 to Anne Hull Grundy dated 6.3.1970, described as 'Antique garnet spray brooch with trembler insect, garnets set in silver'.
Another Cameo Corner invoice for £365 is dated 23.5.1974, described as 'Antique garnet spray brooch'.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: HG.429 (masterlist number)