Medieval Jewel (Double Ring Brooch) by Unknown Artist

The jewel consists of a pair of gold circular brooches joined to a central tear-shaped sapphire by two links, each set with a pair of green pastes flanked by pairs of cast stylised dragon or lion's heads.

Details

Medium:
Gold, sapphire, glass
Dimensions:
6 cm
Art Fund grant:
£12,000 ( Total: £47,975; Export stopped)
Acquired in:
1993
Vendor:
Rainer Zietz

Provenance

Sotheby's, 1992; then with Rianeer Zietz Ltd.

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

Entry details

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