The Jewellery Collection

Gold pendant featuring marshalled arms of the de Duno family; crafted from the “Ehepfennig”, a coin used to symbolise the sealing of the marriage vows, 1601-47.
Gold pendant featuring marshalled arms of the de Duno family; crafted from the «Ehepfennig», a coin used to symbolise the sealing of the marriage vows,
1601–1647.
Most of the museum’s jewellery collection dates from the period between the 18th century and the present day and includes both domestic and foreign pieces, as long as the latter were worn in Switzerland. Finger rings and brooches are among the best represented items. As an element of dress in general, jewellery is a reliable index of contemporary style as well as bestowing prestige upon its wearer. Jewellery, understood essentially as an accessory, has been assigned to the textiles and costumes section at the museum. The collection of items dating from the 20th and 21st centuries is currently being developed. Of particular significance is the assortment of jewellery to be worn with traditional folk costumes. More …




Curator

Dr. Anna Lisa Galizia
annalisa.galizia@snm.admin.ch

Collections & Documentation
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