- Museum number
Boxed set of 'French jet' (ie dark red glass backed with black-painted metal), comprising necklace (1994,7-6,1), earrings (1994,7-6,2a and b), bracelet (1994,7-6,3) and brooch (1994,7-6,4), all in the form of maltese crosses; all contained in original retailer's box (1994,7-6,5) labelled. Maker's mark.
- Production date
Length: 20 centimetres (box, approx)
- Curator's comments
- C.J.Packer was the major London supplier of mourning costume and accessories in the second half of the 19th century. The shape of the case suggests a date in the late 1860s. The jewellery was probably made in Bohemia and imported.
See also C. Gere & J. Rudoe, 'Jewellery in the Age of Queen Victoria: A Mirror to the World', London, British Museum, 2010, fig. 78, p.123.
- On display (G47/dc8)
- necklace slightly incomplete at back
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number