A vibrant and particularly rare c1905 Jessie Marion King designed pendant for Liberty & Co, which is clearly stamped with the Liberty & Co mark to the reverse, as well as being stamped “SILVER” and carrying a hand etched number of “591” on it. This is most likely the design number. I have seen several brooches with a similar design in this polychrome enamel (actually not as lovely as this) but I have not seen a pendant before. Add to that, the vibrancy of the green and orange plus the amazing interwoven design, featuring hearts in the hammered silver sections, as well as hearts in the overlapping “flower heads” section and it really is an outstanding piece of art.
I love the authenticity of this pendant – original enamel, original Liberty & Co hand crafted bale and retaining its original drop, enamelled in the same green and orange as the main pendant section. Very much in the Glasgow School of design with those structural lines of silver on the periphery. A complex and immediately recognisable Glasgow piece, reflecting King’s position as one of the “Glasgow Girls”. As an artist, she always brought a heightened sense of visual enjoyment to her pieces and this is surely one of the most mesmerising I have come across yet. The pendant, including drop, measures approx 4.4cm in height and the wearable length of the fine, silver chain I will include is approx 38.5cm (15.25 inches) in length. In pleasing condition.
I shall send by Tracked and Signed in a new gift box, as the boxes in the images are for display only. Thank you.