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Brooch: M.12-1983

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Maker(s)

Brogden, John (Maker)

Description

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.

Notes

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?

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Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Circa 1864 CE - 1885 CE

Note

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

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Identification numbers

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

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