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A striking Art Nouveau c1900 pendant, which is an attributed Primrose League piece of jewellery. Founded in 1883, the British Conservative movement was instrumental in securing the vote for women. You can see the overarching use of purple enamel here-purple being a key colour in the Suffragette movement generally. The giveaway of the heritage of this piece, comes in the form of a pair of yellow primroses, one either side of the amethyst.
It is a fabulous looking open work pendant, which has the pairing of purple and yellow, two very complementary colours. The green and orange enamel on the leaves makes a lovely detail, sitting under the central amethyst stone. The amethyst is a lovely pale plum colour and is open-backed in its setting.
The original enamelled drop is present. No marks on the reverse, some patina. There is a lovely Victorian jump ring to the top with the Lion Passant stamp on it. It would enable you to wear a variety of different types of chains with this pendant as it is quite large. This listing is for the pendant only. It is in pleasing condition generally, just that tiny bit of enamel missing to the top of the drop-please check photos. The rest of the enamel and the amethyst are in excellent condition. She measures approx 6cm in height from the top of the bale to the bottom of the drop.
She is an important symbol of one of the contributing organisations in the improvement of women’ s rights and that is a precious thing indeed. I shall send in a new gift box by Tracked and Signed post. Thank you!