RESERVED FOR T ONLY -thank you!
A beautiful and rare British Arts and Crafts pendant, c1930 by Edith Linnell. Those distinctive Linnell leaves are draped around the top of the pendant, with three chrysoprase stones found nestling among them.
This is such an unusual design and I absolutely love it. The large slice of brown and cream agate has been polished and given gentle facets so it is completely gorgeous. I haven’t actually seen agate like this given the same sort of treatment. It becomes more delicate and so much more tactile.
The green stones work wonderfully well on this large, naturalistic design and provide the “lift” of colour needed after using such a large subdued stone as the main feature. Leaves (probably Morning Glory leaves) and tendrils a la Linnell, so they should be recognisable to Linnell fans, of which there are many!
The distinctive setting is the same as on Linnell brooches I have had over recent years and the reverse is as you would expect too. Probably made to her design at Bernard Instone’s silver works, as I recognise their involvement here too.
It is a “monolith” of a piece-dynamic and impressive. It measures approx 6.4cm in height, including the bale, by approx 2.7cm at its widest point. The chain measures approx 45.5cm (just under 18 inches). I will include that too.