- Museum number
Three-colour gold brooch in the form of a fruiting peach spray with a dove mounted on a trembler spring. The red patch on the peach has been soldered in and the peach is in two halves
- Production date
- 1850 (circa)
Width: 5.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Additions and corrections to original catalogue entry made by Judy Rudoe.
With three-dimensional elements, such as this brooch in the form of a bird on a peach branch, the matting was done first. The peach was then shaped in two halves, in repoussé technique and the bird finished with an engraver for the fine detailing of the feathers.
See also C. Gere & J. Rudoe, 'Jewellery in the Age of Queen Victoria: A Mirror to the World', London, British Museum, 2010, fig. 129 p.172. Caption: ‘The “bloom” on the peach is inlaid in a patch of red gold into the green gold. Three dimensional shapes like this were made of two halves soldered together.’ (Charlotte Gere)
- On display (G47/dc8)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Harvey & Gore, 4 Burlington Gardens, London W1. Original invoice for £360 to Anne Hull Grundy dated 4.2.1974, described as 'Unusual three-colour gold spray brooch with peach and tremblant dove, English, c. 1825.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: HG.928 (masterlist number)