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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1982M230
Collection:Applied Art - Jewellery
Date:1875 - 1875

Maker Information

Enameller:William Bishop Ford - View biography for William Bishop Ford


Mrs Anne Hull Grundy donated a large collection of jewellery to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. This was one of a number of donations she made to museums in this country. She was concerned that each collection she gave to a museum should suit its manufacturing history and existing collection, but she also wished to donate examples of work not already represented in our collections. The jeweller William Bishop Ford created this gold brooch. During Victorian times it was very popular to have pieces jewellery with animals depicted on them. It is a possibility that this Pug dog was the brooch owners' pet. The red belt surrounding the image and the picture of the dog itself might well be symbolic of loyalty.

Presented by Mrs Anne Hull Grundy, 1982.

Further Information

Production Period:19th Century
Medium:Gold with enamel.
Place of Origin:London, England


Height:30 mm
Width:30 mm