Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Treasures of the V and A

I was in London's V & A Museum yesterday and these were some of the postcards I picked out.

Evening Dress hand embroidered and machine-made net Britain 1817-1818

Brooch designed by Bernard Instone (1891-1987) Silver, enamel and pearls Birmingham 1940-50

Cabinet on stand (detail) Wood, veneered and inlaid with ivory, incised and highlighted with lacquer Western India 1650-1700

Cut paper work (detail) Anna Maria Garthwaite (1690-1763) Knife cut paperwork with pin pricking and collage, paper and ink on vellum backing England, 1707

Top: Portland Vase Josiah Wedgwood and Sons Ltd Blue-black Jasper with applied and hand finished relief Britain about 1790

All © Victoria and Albert Museum

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