Details
IMAGE number
VAM10055
Title
The Barbor Jewel, c.1615-25 (enamelled gold, set with an onyx cameo, rubies & diamonds, and hung with pearls
Artist
English School, (17th century) / English
Location
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
Medium
enamelled gold, set with an onyx cameo, rubies and diamonds, and hung with pearls
Date
c.1615-c.1625 (C17th)
Description
According to a family tradition, this jewel was made for William Barbor (died 1586). He was a Protestant.The tradition, apparently first recorded in 1724, says that he wanted to commemorate his escape from the stake thanks to the accession of Elizabeth I (1558-1603). However, the style of the enamelling provides a date for the setting of about 1615-1625. Onyx cameo of Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603).
Photo credit
Bridgeman Images
Keywords
pendant / jewelled / crown / profile / pearl / jewellery / portrait / jewels / jewelry / cameo
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