A lovely and particularly rare piece of c1900 hand crafted Arts and Crafts design, very firmly attributed to Arthur and Georgie Gaskin. The Gaskins are such a sought after name in the world of British Arts and Crafts jewellery and their pieces are very recognisable.
Georgie made most of the jewellery (Arthur was head of the Vittoria Street School for Jewellers and Silversmiths for a while so I suppose he was busy with that). Georgie was also purported to be the better jeweller of the two. Their designs are of huge importance and this is the first time I have ever come across such a pin. It has a fibula attachment near the decorative part of the pin. The scrolls’ design is typical Gaskins and is the same as I have seen on some pendants and necklaces. The mix of gem stones is also very typical for their pieces; blister pearl, turquoise and green beryl stones. I sold a necklace in recent years with the same three stones. It is a lovely, calming combination of stones.
A statement thing of graceful design and in excellent condition, with no damage to the stones or the pin structure itself. It measures approx 10.5cm in length. I shall send in a new gift box as the box in the images is for display only. Complimentary tracked and signed postage is included. Thank you.