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Necklace and pendant by Tiffany & Co., c. 1880

Made in New York for Tiffany & Co., this gold jewellery was created in the archaeological style.

Archaeological designers revered the simplicity and pure styles of the Ancients. Drawing freely from the sources that were available to them, they mixed ancient motifs with contemporary design practice and used them in new ways. 19th century designers in Europe and the US were quick to adapt ancient designs to modern taste, life and dress. The archaeological style was welcomed in artistic circles as a contrast to the opulence of diamond-encrusted naturalism.

Necklace and Pendant, by Tiffany & Co, c.1880
Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patricia V. Goldstein
Museum number: M.158:1, 2-2007 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2007

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