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Such an ornament, with its moving pendant drops, would have been quite the thing in the Seventeenth Century when jewelry design leaned toward the Naturalistic and jewelers looked for new ways to create a sense of motion with their work. This fashion would be resurrected in the mid-Victorian period.
This is one of three such Georgian pieces which were given to the V&A as part of the Hull-Grundy Gift of 1978.
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