Thursday, April 25, 2013

Mastery of Design: The Dame Joan Evans Crystal Necklace, 1790-1805

This necklace of brilliant-cut rock crystals set in silver is backed with gold and decorated with leaf and bud pendants.  Originally, there would have been a central pendant which is now missing.

Part of the collection of Dame Joan Evans' jewelry in the V&A, this piece shows the love of nature thar was one of the most prevalent sentiments in Naturalism movement of the late Eighteenth to early Nineteenth  Century.

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