Measuring just 3.2 cm in height and 2.8 cm in width, this tiny pendant is more mysterious than an initial study would suggest.
When and where was this pendant made? It would appear that both the glass and silver-gilt mount date to the Renaissance.
A young German art historian has recently identified eight book-shaped pendants with strikingly similar features, including the objects in both the Courtauld and the V&A collections. Each of these eight pendants is composed [...]
The iconography of the pendant raises further questions. What are the images depicted in the glass panels? How are they related to one another? And do they provide any clues to how this pendant would [...]
Thomas Gambier Parry (1816-1888) was a Victorian gentleman of enormous energy who used his wealth to explore the world, educate himself, and better the lives of others. He was a philanthropist, amateur artist, and author—[...]
 The term “verre églomisé” would not have been used during the Renaissance, as the now-popular French name was not coined until the eighteenth century.  Ebenhoech, R. & Tammen, S. “Wearing Devotional Books.” [Unpublished Manuscript]. As [...]