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APPLIED ART : JEWELLERY : HULL GRUNDY COLLECTION

Object Name

bog oak bracelet and brooch and box

Date Made

70/1850
70/1850

Description

Matching bracelet and brooch, in original case. The bracelet is composed of 7 medallions of bog oak each carved or pressed into interlaced designs superimposed by one of the letters of the word 'CUIMNIG' (remember) of stamped gilt, in elaborate script derived from intitial letters in the Book of Kells. These medallions are set in gilt with beaded edge and each is hinged to its neighbour to give an overlapping effect. The brooch is a larger version of the central medallion with the letter 'm' set upsidedown. The origional box of blue and cream velvet has a cream satin lid lining on which is stamped 'Joseph Johnson/ goldsmith & jewellers / 22 Suffolk st / dublin. A contemporary printed label describes the Book of Kells, somewhat fictitiously.

Materials

gold
bog oak

Catalogue Number

BELUM.T3317, A9397, A9398, A9399

Copyright

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