Sunday, June 26, 2011

Ruby Lore

"What princess ever puts only one ruby in her hair?"
Warwick Goble — from The Origin of Rubies
Folk Tales of Bengal — 1912

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Preliminary design for a ninety-carat star sapphire
& 39 Burmese rubies
for the World's Columbian Exposition

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Design for Edwardian ruby, diamond and platinum necklace
ca 1905

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Design for a ruby bee pin — 1889

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Design for a ruby and diamond arrow pin — ca 1880

1 comment:

Annie said...

I love illustrations with parrots. This one reminds me a little bit of some of Dulac's illustrations.