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Brooch

  • Place of origin:

    Europe (possibly, made)
    USA (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1930-1940 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Platinum set with brilliant- and baguette-cut diamonds and onyx

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patricia V. Goldstein

  • Museum number:

    M.120-2007

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

  • Public access description

    Pavé-set brilliant-cut diamonds are used to convey the soft billowing loops of the bow, while its central knot and the tails have a more linear treatment with baguette-cut stones. Black onyx, frequently used in Art Deco jewellery to contrast with diamonds, gives extra emphasis to the ends of the 'ribbon'.

  • Physical description

    Bow-tie brooch of platinum set with brilliant- and baguette-cut diamonds and onyx.

  • Dimensions

    Height: 2.7 cm, Width: 5.0 cm, Depth: 0.9 cm

  • Descriptive line

    Bow-tie brooch of platinum set with brilliant- and baguette-cut diamonds and onyx. Made in Europe or the United States, 1930-40.

  • Collection code

    Metalwork Collection