Monday, August 12, 2013

History's Runway: The Dame Joan Evans Rock Crystal Pendant, 1650-75

Pendant of Enameled Silver and Foiled Crystal Pendant
The Victoria & Albert Museum

Tomorrow, we'll be taking a delicious look at the "Treat of the Week," so, today, I thought we'd look at some tasty crystal pieces.

This handsome pendant from the important collection of jewels amassed by Dame Joan Evans is composed of rock crystal triplets (two layers of stone with a layer of red-colored foil material between), rock crystal and glass.  The stones are set in enameled silver.

The piece was made in Western Europe between 1650 and 1675.  

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