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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1981M530.5
Collection:Applied Art - Jewellery
Date:1800 - 1820


Mrs Anne Hull Grundy donated a large collection of jewellery to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. This was one of a number of donations she made to museums in this country. She was concerned that each collection she gave to a museum should suit its manufacturing history and existing collection. This necklace forms part of a parure or set of matching jewellery. The stone is moss agate, a clear stone with green moss-like strands running through it. The strands are called dendrites (from the Greek 'dendron' for a tree), and are not actually moss but a chlorite or manganese oxide.

Presented by Mrs Anne Hull Grundy, 1981.

Further Information

Production Period:19th Century
Medium:Eight square cut moss agates, mounted in gold.
Material(s):Moss agate
Place of Origin:England


Height:170 mm