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Shawl Pin - Tara Brooch

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1981M499
Collection:Applied Art - Jewellery
Date:1851 c - 1851 c

Maker Information

Jeweller:George Waterhouse & Co - View history


This shawl pin is a cast version, reduced in size, of the Tara brooch, an early 8th century Irish ring-brooch found in 1850, now in the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin. Dublin jewellers George Waterhouse & Co., produced their own version for The Great Exhibition of 1851 in a range of different sizes and qualities costing between 2 and 7 guineas. The piece represents an interesting Anglicised version of archaeological jewellery.

Presented by Mrs Anne Hull Grundy, 1981.

Further Information

Production Period:19th Century
Medium:Silver parcel gilt.
Material(s):Silver gilt
Place of Origin:Dublin, Ireland


Diameter:65 mm