Brooch by Sir Edward Burne-Jones

In the form of a marguerite flower with green petals made from stained ivory and yellow centre of citrine.

Details

Medium:
Gold, ivory and citrine
Dimensions:
3 x 4 x 1 cm
Acquired in:
1999
Presented by:
Geoffrey and Caroline Munn through The Art Fund

Its form as a marguerite is probably a play on the name of the artist's daughter Margaret, who preferred stained ivory to any precious stone. The floor tiles depicted in his painting 'Sleeping Princess in the Briar Rose' are laid out in the same pattern as the petals of the brooch.

Provenance

Purchased without attribution at Olympia fair, London, June 1986

Venue details

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

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