An undoubtedly rare and beautifully intricate Jessie King (Glasgow Girls) brooch, which would have been part of the range she designed for Liberty & Co c1900-1905. I have never before seen this design so it was a very exciting find. It has those fabulous and very distinctive Jessie King enamelled leaves on either side, in the blue to purple colourway and those distinctive sinuous stalks with clusters of three berries, dotted around the whole brooch.
Such a dreamlike brooch, touched with so many ethereal King details, and a domed moonstone sits at the centre in its open-backed millegrain bezel setting. The main three part structure of the brooch is in hammered silver with faux rivets. This was a very popular motif with Liberty, Murrle Bennett etc during that period. What is so exquisitely done are the clusters of three tiny silver berries sitting at the cardinal points outside the moonstone’s setting. They are interspersed by a single silver berry.
The curled stalks and enamel leaves motifs are found opposing each other in each of the end panels. This really does demonstrate her mastery of the tiny details. A beautiful brooch indeed.
In pleasing condition- enamel and stones all intact and no damage. Some patina so it would clean further if that is what you desire. The pin has a tiny bend in the end.
It measures approx 4.2cm wide including the end of the pin, by approx 2.1 cm in height. No marks as you may expect for her enamel pieces. All Jessie King and all wonderful!
I will send in a new gift box by Tracked and Signed post. Box in the images is for display only. Thank you.