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Brooch, by Child & Child, c.1900

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Brooch by Child & Child, c.1900

This stunning brooch is made of gold, silver, amethyst, enamel and a pearl.

The brooch was made by Child & Child, a luxury artistic jewellery businesses founded by two brothers in 1880. By 1892 they were working from Alfred Place West, now Thurloe Street, opposite the entrance to South Kensington tube station. Child & Child made jewellery for a number of important patrons, including Queen Victoria, King George V and the Tsarina of Russia.

Brooch, by Child & Child, c.1900
Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patricia V. Goldstein
Museum number: M.99-2007 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2007

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