Brooch in Original Case

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

ca. 1897

GUSN

GUSN-102125

Description

This silver brooch in the form of a butterfly is embellished with blue and green guilloche enamel decoration. It fastens with a gold hinged pin and hook on the reverse. The brooch is set in a fitted green leather heart-shaped case with an embossed gold border on the inside edge and a white satin lid lining embossed in gold with the manufacturer's information.

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
pins (jewelry)
silver (metal)
enamel (fused coating)
gold (metal)
Arts and Crafts (movement)
Brooch

Label

"Mementos: Jewelry of Life and Love from Historic New England": Sara Norton traveled to England in 1897 to visit her friend, the artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones, and his family, staying with them for a time in London. Burne-Jones, who had painted Sara's portrait in 1884, favored London jewelers Child & Child with custom commissions. It is likely that he steered Sara there to purchase this enameled silver butterfly.

Inscription

Brooch: Stamped with a sunflower
Case: "BY ROYAL WARRANT TO / H.R.H. / THE / PRINCESS OF WALES / H.R.H. / THE PRINCE CHRISTIAN / JEWELLERS. / 35 ALFRED PLACE / WEST / CHILD & CHILD / LONDON / S.W. / GOLD AND SILVERSMITHS" (Stamped and embossed)

Additional Identification Number

1576

Maker

Child & Child (Jeweler)

Location of Origin

London, England

Dimensions

3/8 x 2 1/2 x 1 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Susan B. Norton

Accession Number

1990.1383AB

Exhibition Notes

"Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.

Places

London (Greater London, England, United Kingdom)

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