Archibald Knox Gold Pendant for Liberty
Gold pendant with an openwork entrelac design from the drawing board of Archibald Knox and dating from circa 1905. Set with a central blister pearl drop and with a turquoise matrix lower drop, this pendant…
‘Lady on The Seine’ by Dietz Edzard*
Ornately framed oil on canvas by the German born artist Dietz Edzard (1893-1963). This is an atmospheric half length portrait of an elegantly dressed young woman taking refreshment whilst seated on a verandah raised above…
Loetz ‘Candia’ Vase with Silver Overlay
Little cabinet vase from Loetz in opaque ‘Candia’ glass with a trefoil rim, further decorated with an applied Art Nouveau ‘Silberiris’ design in pure silver. Loetz collaborated with a company in the US known as…
WMF Flower Dish
Pewter flower dish from WMF with the original green cut glass removable liner. So Art Nouveau, with its flowing outline, featuring an openwork whiplash design framing leaves and berries of ivy. Originally electro-plated but most…
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Arts & Crafts Galleon Necklace*
English Arts & Crafts silver and enamel galleon necklace that’s very special.
Featuring an ornately crafted and very three-dimensional galleon with a billowing sail, steeply raked bowsprit and pennants flying from the top of the masts, sailing on a blue-green enamelled sea beneath a mother-of-pearl crescent moon.
At the foot hangs an oval drop set with a sea green cabochon, possibly an emerald matrix.
The chainwork is all original and is embellished with a further pair of green matrix cabochons, one on each side of the cross chain that supports the moon.
Fitted with a typically hand-made Arts & Crafts ‘S’ type fastener, the necklace chain has a length of 42 cm including the cross piece.
The galleon measures a fraction below 6 cm to the bottom of the drop.
We can find no marks but wouldn’t be at all surprised if this necklace originated from one of the Guilds.
N.B. The photographs on our original listing appeared to show a fine hairline towards the bottom of the enamel which on closer examination turned out to be just an actual trapped hair! This has now been removed and the necklace re-photographed – our apologies for the error.