Lovebirds brooch

Made:
1857
maker:
Unknown

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Lovebirds brooch A lovebirds brooch, created by an unknown artist in about 1850
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

Gilt pendant, 3.4cm in diameter. Head and shoulders pf a woman in lace cap Collodion positive. Mount chased and engraved 'Hannah May 1st 1857' on back. A reverse silhouette carving shows two lovebirds resting on a birdbath. The brooch frame has a decorative leaf motif, seen from the reverse in this image. The brooch could be swivelled around to show either side, depending on the wearer. A photograph of a young woman appears on the reverse.

A lovebirds brooch, created by an unknown artist in 1857.

A reverse silhouette carving shows two lovebirds resting on a birdbath. The brooch frame has a decorative leaf motif, seen from the reverse in this image.

The brooch could be swivelled around to show either side, depending on the wearer. A photograph of a young woman appears on the reverse.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1990-5036/2702
type:
photographic portrait
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume
  • jewellery
  • pin - jewelry
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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