Sunday, December 30, 2012

Mastery of Design: The Dame Joan Evans "Dove of Peace" Brooch, 1755

Brooch of silver, diamonds, emeralds and a ruby
England, 1755
The Victoria & Albert Museum

Here, we see a brooch, made of silver which as been set with brilliant-cut diamonds. It takes the form of a dove carrying an olive branch in its beak with emeralds for leaves, a ruby for an eye and diamonds as feathers.

The brooch was made in 1755 in England and was altered in the Nineteenth Century. This comes from the glorious collection that Dame Joan Evans bequeathed to the V&A. 

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