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Bodice ornament (1)

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The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum

This jewel would have decorated the front of a bodice from the neckline to just below the waist. It was known as a stomacher. The faceted rock crystal and glass stones have a foil set behind them to increase their sparkle. They are cut to resemble rose-cut diamonds. Very sophisticated imitation jewellery was made in Europe in the 18th century, and it was sold by many of the leading jewellers.

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Details

  • Title: Bodice ornament (1)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1755/1764
  • Location: England
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 22.5 cm, Width: 10.4 cm, Depth: 1.1 cm
  • Provenance: Given by Dame Joan Evans
  • Medium: Rock crystals and paste (glass) with foiled settings in silver

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