RESERVED *****Jessie Marion King attr Glasgow School of Arts and Crafts necklace, c1900 in silver and blister pearl


A superbly hand-crafted masterpiece, undoubtedly Glasgow School of Arts and Crafts, c1900 -all the features of Jessie King and similar to some other Liberty pieces by her.

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An absolutely fabulous hand-crafted Glasgow School of Arts and Crafts’ necklace c1900, which I am firmly attributing to Jessie Marion King of the Glasgow Girls’ group. It is a magical piece of design, having those features associated with some of the Liberty & Co pieces we see by King.

The three graduating in size roundels of hand formed heart shapes, with those hand beaten three-pronged leaves finishing the shape at the top of the design. Another little tell-tale design feature of the Glasgow School is the small silver ball where the pendant plaque joins the chain. Even the way the three pendant sections have been spaced out on the chain sings King for me. The way the wire has been worked to form these intricate shapes is spellbinding!

The precise and fine detailing is really incredibly stunning. You see this particularly on the tiny, sleek oval blister pearl drops which appear in two places on each pendant section. One is suspended from a loop in the centre of the design and the other from a loop at the bottom of the design. They have been selected in just the right shade of a pearly steely grey to white so that at first glance you could be forgiven for overlooking them as pearls. (To me this indicates a designer who was also an artist-to have thought about this effect). However, once you look more carefully at the piece, you see that they are indeed pearls and are all beautifully presented in their own mille graine settings. The overall look is truly sublime. This is a very rare thing in beautiful condition. I will not polish but will leave as is, so if you do prefer to have a shiny look then the option is yours.

The drop on the central pendant measures approx 3.1cm and the length of the chain is approx 39cm (15.5 inches). In amazing all-original undamaged condition, with just the bolt ring clasp being a replacement. It will arrive in its very own Glasgow jeweller’s necklace box from the era, which is silk and velvet lined, as you can see in the images.

I will send either Special Delivery in the UK or else with International Courier. Sorry, I am not now able to send to Germany due to changes in packaging laws there.