Pendant in the form of a cock, Anonymous, c. 1600

Pendant in the form of a cock, Anonymous, c. 1600

h 7.5cm × w 4.5cm. More details

In the 16th century, large, irregularly shaped pearls often served as the point of departure for a jewellery design. In this case, the pearl forms the body of a cock. Its head, tail and feet are made of gold. The jeweller enamelled these parts in various colours and set them with (what are probably) rubies. This cock was certainly part of the Dutch stadtholders’ collection from the 18th century.

On display in room 0.9-Z8.02 Jewels Birds

Collections with this work

RijksStudio

Elisabeth van der Vijgh added this work to De parel

April 28 2016 - 566 works 973 13

Monique Rakhorst added this work to Sieraden

April 27 2016 - 51 works 0 0

rudy jellema added this work to stilleven

April 26 2016 - 17 works 49 1

Make your own creations with this work