- Museum number
Gold brooch with a reversed crystal intaglio of a cock pheasant amidst ferns and grasses with an applied gold ivy leaf in each corner and an applied gold trade label.
- Production date
- 1870 (circa)
Width: 2.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Text from catalogue of the Hull Grundy Gift (Gere et al 1984) no. 823
The ivy leaf is a recurring decorative motif in Brogden's work. (see also the cameo mount 926). (Charlotte Gere).
A pair with 818b. Same catalogue no. 823.
See also C. Gere & J. Rudoe, 'Jewellery in the Age of Queen Victoria: A Mirror to the World', London, British Museum, 2010, fig. 105C, p.144. Caption: ‘Group of sporting jewellery, English and American, second half of the 19th century.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Hancocks & Co, 1 Burlington Gardens, London W1. Original invoice for £900 to Anne Hull Grundy dated 21.9.1978, described as 'Brooch: Pair of crystal pheasants, mounts signed by John Brogden'. One of a pair with next item 818b, cat no 823..
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: HG.818.a (masterlist number)