Skip to main content

Brooch: M.12-1983

An image of Brooch

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Alternative views

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Brogden, John




Gold wire incised to imitate gold filigree, openwork set with four pearls, four garnets and a cabochon lapis lazuli, pin fastening at back, maker’s mark: ‘BROGDEN’ in relief on applied plaque.


History note: Purchased by Mrs Hull Grundy from Malcolm Carr Antiques Ltd., London W2.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs J. Hull Grundy

Measurements and weight

Height: 4.2 cm
Width: 3.5 cm

Relative size of this object

3.5 cm4.2 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1983-01) by Hull Grundy, J., Mrs


Circa 1864 CE - 1885 CE


This brooch in the neo-Gothic style imitates the technique of granulation by having tiny cuts made in the surface of the wirework. It dates from early on in John Brogden’s career, around the time that he employed Charlotte Isabella Newman. Newman had trained as a jeweller at the government art school at South Kensington and was one of the first important female artist­jewellers of the nineteenth century.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of lapis lazuli ( cabochon) pearls ( four) garnets ( probably, four)

Materials used in production

wirework Gold

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: 'BROGDEN' in relief on applied plaque

  • Text: BROGDEN
  • Method of creation: Relief
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: ATK/S /2/39 V/-/-
  • Method of creation: Scratch mark
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.12-1983
Primary reference Number: 168440
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 29 October 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Brooch" Web page available at: Accessed: 2022-10-03 22:15:03

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=Brooch |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-10-03 22:15:03|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src=""
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Brooch</figcaption>

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like


Accession Number: M.5-1970

Pennanular pin brooch

Accession Number: M.41-1984


Accession Number: GR.3.1978


Accession Number: CM.1660-2001

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...