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Posted 2 years ago

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Bluboi
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A lovely George Hunt Arts & Crafts silver pendant/necklace set with a large, domed, stained agate (chrysoprase), moonstones, an agate cabochon, and lapis within enameled leaves. The person I bought this from circa-dated it to 1925. Signed ‘G H’ in shield.

Height of central pendant: 10 cm (almost 4 inches).
Length of the large chrysoprase stone: 5 cm (almost 2 inches)

George Edward Hunt (1892-1960) was born near Birmingham, England and was left deaf at age five from diphtheria. At 16, he won a scholarship to the Margaret Street School where he was exposed to the work of Bernard Cuzner and Arthur Gaskin.

He opened his own studio in 1912 and is best known for using Limoges enamel, heart-shaped enamel leaves and many different stones in one piece of jewelry, and his frequent use of agates, moonstones and pearls. He designed and executed all of his own work.

Source: "Jewelry and Metalwork in the Arts & Crafts Tradition," Elyse Zorn Carlin, pg 72-73.

Lit.: The Antique Collector. February 1990. Article pages 54-58.

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    FABULOUS FIND !!!!!

    ÉLÉGANCE !!!!
  2. jensen jensen, 2 years ago
    I can only agree with vetraio!
  3. antiquerose antiquerose, 2 years ago
    Stunning !!!

    Interesting -- That last name is in our Genes -- and in Paris......etc
  4. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 2 years ago
    Woo Hoo! Love a bit of George Hunt.
  5. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Woah! Neat and substantial piece, Bluboi, bravo :-))
  6. melaniej melaniej, 2 years ago
    Beautiful!
  7. Bluboi Bluboi, 2 years ago
    Thanks everyone! It is one of the first A&C pieces I bought; so unusual with its bug green stone!
  8. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Bug... You said BUG ? ;-)
  9. Bluboi Bluboi, 2 years ago
    Can't type, but love your latest bug.... How about this bug:

    http://photos.imageevent.com/bluboi/artsandcrafts/Horn%20cicada%20necklace1.jpg
  10. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Ha, strange that I'm not very attracted by horn ones, even if as beautiful as this one (Bonté or GIP?). I do prefer glittering ones, lol!
    Many, many thanks for your time to post the link for me, Bluboi :-)
  11. BelleEpoque BelleEpoque, 2 years ago
    Spectacular!!
  12. kiwipaul kiwipaul, 2 years ago
    A beautiful piece, and great to see his signature and read some background, thanks for sharing.
  13. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
    Another beautiful beautiful piece.
  14. Bluboi Bluboi, 2 years ago
    Racer, do you race?
  15. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 2 years ago
    I make up for Kyra's disinterest in horn bugs!
  16. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
    Alas, no more. A youthful folly......brain is willing, body is not!
  17. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Hehe, Jewels ;-)

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