- Museum number
Gold cravat-pin with the head in the form of an enamelled miniature of a great dane, set in gold and inscribed on the reverse.
- Production date
Diameter: 2.25 centimetres (enamel)
Length: 8.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- See C. Johns, 'Dogs. History, Myth, Art', British Museum 2008, pp. 176-7.
Text from the catalogue of the Hull Grundy Gift (Gere et al) no. 798
William Bishop Ford , painter of enamel miniatures (1832-1922), was a pupil of the miniaturist William Essex, whom he assisted at the studio at 3 Osnaburgh, Regent's Park in the 1850s and 1860s. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1854 for over 40 years. See Foskett 1972, p. 275.
See also C. Gere & J. Rudoe, 'Jewellery in the Age of Queen Victoria: A Mirror to the World', London, British Museum, 2010, fig. 93A, p.134. Caption: ‘Group of twelve stick-pins, mainly sporting and commemorative. European, 1830–1900.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Harvey & Gore, 4 Burlington Gardens, London W1. Original invoice for £32 to Anne Hull Grundy dated May 1971, described as 'Enamelled stick pin of a dog's head signed W B Ford'.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: HG.623 (masterlist number)