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Francis Bedford (1815-94)

Works of Art Exhibited at Marlborough House, 1854: Three Pendant Ornaments, enamelled 1854

Albumen print | 11.6 x 18.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2800160

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Photograph of three pendants in enamelled gold set with precious stones and hung with pearls.

The left pendant presents the scene of the Annunciation. The central pendant depicts a male figure playing the lyre. The pendant on the right portrays an eagle with spread wings. The latter is currently held by the Victoria and Albert Museum.
  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

  • 11.6 x 18.1 cm (image)

  • 'Three pendant ornaments, enamelled'

  • Commissioned by Henry Cole. Later acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Greater London [England]
              • London [Greater London]
                • City of Westminster
                  • Marlborough House [London]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Jewellery
          • Necklaces
            • Pendants