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Design, decorative arts, material culture, objects and curiosities. A blog inspired by my interest in art history and museums.

Brooch, William Bishop Ford, 1875, London, gold with enamel, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. 

The back of this unusual brooch is signed by the enameler, William Bishop Ford. During Victorian times, it was popular to have pieces of jewellery with animals depicted on them. It is likely that the pug depicted here was the brooch owner’s pet. The red belt surrounding the picture of the pug is symbolic of loyalty. 

2:27 PM on Sunday 23rd June 2013 with 51 notes

tagged: jewellery brooch history Victorian victorian jewelry fashion victorian fashion 19th century fashion dog pug design Artefact

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