c1900 beautiful hand wrought Arts and Crafts necklace with three mother-of-pearl panels


Rare and attractive Arts and Crafts necklace, hand crafted in England c1900

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I adore this sumptuous design-it is so superbly hand-crafted in silver and it does remind me hugely of the work of Edgar Gilstrap Simpson and similar also to designs by Charles Robert Ashbee . The necklace was created in the c1900 era, all by hand so you can see the individual hammer marks on every piece of silver. Even the chain is hand worked with those wonderful Arts and Crafts twisted links. It is a gorgeous design and wears superbly well. It is amazing how contemporary this design feels for a piece over 120 years old-astonishing!

Those sinuous silver flattened wires have been wrapped around and organised with more than a cursory nod to the Art Nouveau design taste. It does also reflect some of the Glasgow School ideals so will appeal to that area of collectors too, I’m sure. Each of these silver openwork plaques have a differing design and all three are set with a creamy, glossy mother-of-pearl shell. Arranged together like this the three panels create a really beautiful, organic statement, which will sit not far from the throat for all to see. The three panel section measures approx 7.1cm wide by approx 5.3cm in height.

The length of the chain is approx 41.5cm (16.5 inches) long. It is in excellent condition and as mentioned, even retains its original hand made clasp in silver. I shall send this fabulous thing by complimentary tracked and signed post and in a new necklace presentation box. Box in the images is for demonstration only.