Edward Spencer for the Artificers’ Guild c1900 Arts and Crafts fire opals and silver pendant


A captivating fire opals pendant by Edward Spencer for the Artificers’ Guild, England, c1900

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A fabulously eye-catching hand-crafted Artificers’ Guild pendant c1900, in such a beautiful design with bright and lively fire opals. The pendant is well-articulated, constructed in three sections and including a large, hand-created bale with a matching forget-me-not detail, replicated in the other links between sections. Showing the design elements of Edward Spencer, it is a graceful and unusual piece with the most fabulous stones.

A particularly well-balanced and elegant antique pendant with bezel set fire opals and the typical fine rope work detailing at the foot of the settings. The top round section shows the tiny three-ball detailing at the W and E cardinal points and also the tiny little ball appearing at either side of the loop to link to the next piece. The tiny silver links joining the three sections are decorated with a forget-me-not flower, a detail I have seen in other Spencer and the Artificers’ Guild pieces.

I adore the middle section with three oval fire opals, which are joined on the same silver panel. They match each other’s colour vibrancy so well and are the darker of the stones used in the design. This beautiful pendant is completed by a large pear-shaped fire opal on the drop.  The large hand-crafted bale would accommodate many types of chains too, which is such a useful element.

The pendant measures approx 6.2cm in height. It is in excellent condition, with a little patina. I shall send in a new gift box by complimentary Special Delivery within the UK and by complimentary courier internationally. All boxes in the images are for display only. Thank you.