- Museum number
Gold brooch with a reversed crystal intaglio of a bee set in gold ropework and beading with a hair compartment in the reverse. Image top.
- Production date
- 1870 (circa)
Diameter: 3 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- See also C. Gere & J. Rudoe, 'Jewellery in the Age of Queen Victoria: A Mirror to the World', London, British Museum, 2010, fig. 176 p.222. Caption: Bees and flies. . . .English and French, 1860–70.’
The occurrence of bees in jewellery may reflect their reputation for being busy, meaning ‘industry’. (Charlotte Gere)
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2010 11 May-14 Aug, London, British Museum (G90), 'Jewellery in the Age of Queen Victoria'
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: HG.452 (masterlist number)