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Brooch

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The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum

The swirling gold mounts in this set of jewellery give the impression of great wealth, although this is in fact deceptive. The mounts are stamped out of thin gold sheet using far less metal than would appear to be the case. Long earrings came into fashion at the end of the 1820s. Earrings were made for pierced ears. The piercing itself was often carried out by a jeweller.

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  • Title: Brooch
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1830/1839
  • Location: England
  • Provenance: Bequeathed by Mr John George Joicey
  • Medium: Gold set with garnets

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