- Museum number
Demi-parure of a brooch and a pair of ear-rings.. Vine leaves and grapes in coral, stems and twigs of gold. Marked on pin with N. Parthenope head and quality number 6, for Naples.
- Production date
- 1850 (circa)
Length: 2.95 centimetres (ear-ring)
Width: 5.50 centimetres (brooch)
- Curator's comments
- According to A. Putaturo Murano and A. Perriccioli Saggese, 'L'arte del corallo. Le manifatture di Napoli e di Torre del Greco fra Ottocento e Novecento', Naples 1989, p. 42, similar jewels with bunches of grapes were shown at the Naples Industrial Exhibition of 1853 by Sebastiano Palomba.
- On display (G47/dc8)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Cameo Corner Ltd, 26 Museum Street, London WC1. Original invoice for £85 to Anne Hull Grundy dated 19.8.1974, described as 'Coral grape and vine brooch'. The matching earrings are not included in the invoice.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: HG.857.a (masterlist number)
Miscellaneous number: HG.857.b (masterlist number)