Bouquet holder

Gold and enamel, made by JW Benson, London, 1880-1897

Parts of the gold have been cut away and then filled with turquoise, navy blue and opal coloured enamel. The enamels are fused to the gold by heating. They are then polished so that the surface of the enamel is flush with the gold. This technique is known as Champlevé enamelling.

The picture on the right shows the bouquet holder in its specially made case.

Given by the Nunn Trust 1954.