Male adornments

Jeweller C. Prost, Vevey, Switzerland1866

Hallwyl Museum

Hallwyl Museum
Stockholm, Sweden

When the men of the bourgeois class began to use jewellery, the design was adapted to reflect their needs as business leaders and officials. Pocket watches, watchchains, breastpins and cuff links became very common adornments throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. The nobleman Walther von Hallwyl was originally a captain in the Swiss army before he took over his father-in-law’s company, Ljusne Woxna AB. He was given this breastpin by his wife as a Christmas gift in 1866.


  • Title: Male adornments
  • Creator: Jeweller C. Prost, Vevey, Switzerland
  • Date Created: 1866
  • Artist info: Photo: Erik Lernestål
  • Original Language: Swedish
  • Subject Keywords: Jewellery, gold, enamel, Walther von Hallwyl
  • Rights: CC-BY-SA
  • External Link: Inventory number: XXV:I:D.a.06.

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