Thursday, July 17, 2014

Gifts of Grandeur: The Hull Grundy Garnet Aigrette, c. 1770

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With its trembler bird which would have quivered as the wearer of this jewel walked, this aigrette of rich garnets set in gilt silver would have been the height of fashion in the mid Seventeenth Century when it was made.  

Another jewel from the Hull Grundy Gift to The British Museum, this aigrette is one of three similar pieces in the collection.

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