The Dunstable Swan Jewel by Unknown Artist

A livery badge with a swan modelled in gold, with white enamel for feathers and black for eyes and feet.

Details

Medium:
Gold & enamel
Dimensions:
3 x 4 cm
Art Fund grant:
£666 ( Total: £5,000)
Acquired in:
1966
Vendor:
Sotheby's

The chain an coronet attached to the swan's neck are in gold. The brooch has a pin-attachment at the back.

Provenance

Found during excavations on the site of a Dominican Priory in the centre of Dunstable, 1965; Mr J.B Stevens.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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