V for the Victoria & Albert Museum, in the Blogging from A to Z challenge.
I’m focusing on online jewellery collections this April, and the Victoria & Albert Museum (London) has a lot to offer if you are interested in jewellery.
There is also a V&A Metalwork page, if you are interested in bigger metal objects.
I like it how this museum has created thematic pages around their collections.
I’m running short of time. To tell you the truth, I just lost time browsing the collection… Looking for diamond, I came across these designs for jewellery by Arnold Lulls, (probably) a Dutch jewellery maker and dealer who went to England (late 16th/early 17th century). I search for diamonds and in the end it is the raspberry colour that gets my attention. That says something about my love for raspberries. I also love to read the detailed description about the drawings and the book itself, a 400 year old sketchbook.
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