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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Suffragette Brooch Pendant*
English Arts & Crafts silver pendant and/or brooch in suffragette colours dating from circa 1910, a time when the suffragette movement was in full swing.
Openwork in style with an almost heart-shaped outline, the pendant hangs from a dedicated bale and is finished with a teardrop shaped drop, both set with stones and seed pearls.
The faceted reddish purple and green stones are all paste, while little seed pearls are used for the shade of white. These are the chosen colours of the suffragettes signifying purple for loyalty, freedom and dignity, white for purity and green for hope. They have also been said to stand for Give Women Votes (green, white, violet).
The bale can be unhooked from the back to enable the main component and its drop to be worn as a brooch if desired.
Very well made and somewhat ‘Gaskinesque’ in appearance although we are not attributing it directly to the Gaskins.
Genuine suffragette jewellery of quality is now becoming difficult to find and we’ve discovered that a piece similar to this sold at auction fairly recently for over £1000.
The pendant measures 6 cm in length including the bale and drop and the silver necklace chain is 50 cm long.