- Museum number
Bloomed and chased two-colour gold brooch set with pearls in the form of a fruiting vine.
- Production date
Width: 5 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- For further discussion, see 1978,1002.848a.
Text from the Catalogue of the Hull Grundy Gift (Gere et al 1984) no.692:
Brooches of this type were shown at the Great Exhibition in London in 1851, as 'a new and ingenius [sic] brooch by Messrs Benson of 63 Cornhill'. Art Journal Illustrated Catalogue, p. 95
Information supplementary to Gere et al 1984:
See J. Rudoe, 'Jewellery at the Great Exhibition' in 'The Legacy of the Great Exhibition', Prince Albert Studies 20, Bayreuth 2002, pgs 69-82. Fig.2.3.
The many surviving examples of these vine brooches in two different sizes are an indication of their popular success in the market. The two sizes may have been worn together the larger above a smaller one. (Charlotte Gere)
- On display (G47/dc8)
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: HG.848d (masterlist number)