Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Mastery of Design: The Cecil Crofton Floral Chrysoberyl Brooch
Pin of Chrysoberyls
The Victoria & Albert Museum
This jewel of chrysoberyls set in silver openwork features a floral spray in the center.
The piece was made as a brooch, but it has been used as a hair pin.
Made in Portugal between 1770 and 1780, the gem is the work of an unknown artist.
It has long been a part of the Cecil Crofton Collection at the V&A.
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