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Vase

c1890 This vase was designed by Emile Galle, circa 1890. It is a good example of Galle's cameo glass. The overlay of blue glass is cut away to expose the white ground. The vase is used to illustrate the history of modern design.

Les Masques

1893 This vase in silvered bronze is modelled with nymphs, cherubs and masks and called "Les Masques". It was designed by Joseph Cheret and cast by E. Soleau in 1893. It is used to illustrate the history of modern design.

Vase

c1890 This bulb-shaped vase is made in moulded unpolished glass, overlaid with design of nasturtiums in black, hyalite glass. It was designed by Emile Galle around 1890. The vase is used to illustrate the history of modern design.

Lampstand

c1898 This brass lamp with swivel shade and heart-shaped switch was designed by C. F. A. Voysey around 1898. It is used to illustrate the history of modern design.

Brooch

Unrecorded This brooch has eight mineral specimens set in a silver ring. Some of the rocks are agates and others are types of jasper. This kind of specimen brooch grew in popularity during the nineteenth century with new geological discoveries about the earth's hist

Brooch

c1880 This brooch has twelve mineral specimens set in a silver ring. Some of the rocks are fossil bearing and others are types of jasper. This kind of specimen brooch grew in popularity during the nineteenth century with new geological discoveries about the ear

Brooch

c1880 This brooch is made of a fossil bearing mineral set in a filigree silver frame. It is typical of the trend in the nineteenth century to wear geological specimens as a reflection of the new discoveries being made about the earth's history.

Pendant

c1880 This silver pendant, set with six pieces of jasper and granite, is in the form of a Celtic cross. It embodies the early 20th century conflict felt by many people as the discoveries of geologists and naturalists began to challenge the Christian view of the

Brooch

c1800 This brooch is made of moss agate set in a filigree silver mount. Such minerals became popular in jewellery in the nineteenth century as geologists began to unravel the natural history of the earth. This brooch is an early example.

Teapot

c1880 This smear-glazed stoneware teapot from around 1881 is moulded and enamelled with bamboo. It was made by the Brownhills Pottery Co. The teapot is used to illustrate the history of modern design.

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