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Arts & Crafts turquoise pendant by the Artificers Guild - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
American Arts & Crafts solidite pendant - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
jugendstil plique bat pendant - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau
Arts & Crafts pendants by Amy Saindheim - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
Arts & Crafts pendants by Amy Saindheim - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
Jugendstil design/decorative portfolio - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau
Arts & Crafts jewellery by Bernard Instone - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
Arts & Crafts style jewellery by Shipton & Co - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
Art Nouveau horntastic! - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau
Arts & Crafts pendant - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts


  1. There's nothing wrong with an old bat! Celebrate your battiness I say! Valentino, the pink bat is 5cms wide and purple bat is 5.2cms wide (but is much bigger). Both came without chains so I wear ...
  2. Ahh Kyra, you know I can't be bothered with spelling! I'm too lazy.
  3. Thank you MelanieJ. Kyra, it wouldn't be the first time I've bought arts & crafts described as native american. But this one is definitively English arts & crafts.
  4. Ohh, nice Kyra. I look forward to seeing it.
  5. I have a small buckle with frogs carrying another frog in a divan chair. I used to have a fan brooch like Jean's and also a matching pair of earrings. I swapped the earrings for a Guild of Handicraf...
  6. No worries.
  7. Thank you Katerhine.
  9. Completely out of my usual style but I do love these!
  10. Very pretty pendant Jean. I'm sorry I can't help you with an attribution this time.
  11. Hi Bella, these are sometimes marked on the back of the clasp, sometimes not. Marks range for Sterling, S & Co and sometimes a date hallmark. That yours is unsigned is pretty standard. Hope that he...
  12. This is by Shipton & Co. I posted some similar bracelets and other Shipton items a little while ago. You can still find the photos. They make for great wearing. It's a shame about the clasp, I b...
  13. Hi Lisa. My understand is that 'silver' should be 925 (which is sterling silver). Everything else should be white metal. But having a jewel marked silver is not the same as having it tested via an ...
  14. I make up for Kyra's disinterest in horn bugs!
  15. Woo Hoo! Love a bit of George Hunt.
  16. Hi Jean. The blue john bracelet is Shipton. If you have a look at the oval sections, you'll see they are the same as my Shiptons earrings above. The square sections are the same as the bracelets ab...
  17. Jean, here's a design I've not seen before. It has blue john in it. I have a matching blue john ring -
  18. Looks lovely on you Paul.
  19. No worries. Happy to share.
  20. PS, so lovely to be sharing so much great arts & crafts.
  21. I agree, American. On the cusp of nouveau & arts & crafts. Really very fine work. It's amazing to think someone would make this but not mark it.
  22. Hi Jean. This is a cracker! The chain is a personal matter but I think it's too light. Sandheim was known to use recycled french guard chains which are much heavier and make the jewels more substan...
  23. You've been busy Jean. I'll show you mine if you show me yours.
  24. No worries Jean. Hopefully you'll find some lovely treasures.
  25. Just uploaded some new images with pearl dangle.
  26. Hi Jean. I'm not sure about the age of your ring. They seem to have made them for decades. I've posted some examples of Shiptons and Instone from my collection for you to have a look at.
  27. Hi Jean, does your Saindheim have a big rock crystal in it?
  28. Arts & Crafts jewels can be very chunky, particularly the inter-war pieces and/or the pieces made for ecclesiastical purposes.
  29. Hi Blboi, this peice is arts & crafts and it's a bit of a cracker. I have no idea who made it or even if it's english or american. Except the chain maybe recycled from an old french guard chain. I ...
  30. Hi Vintagefran, the thing is a blob of glass, like a bullseye.
  31. Hi Jean, I don't know much about Shipton & Co except I think they were making this type of jewellery up until to 60's or so. I have a ring with blue john in it, I think this one is later but the sett...
  32. Hi Lisa. I'm not in the UK so I don't know how often the lamps come up for sale. One thing about buying Benson is that you need to buy it unknown, otherwise its very expensive. I don't own lamp mys...
  33. Hi Lisa, It's in my bookcase so I'll get it out tomorrow and measure it. It's big though. I always find it amazing that these guys have survived.
  34. Hi Lisa, I think you are right. I've said I think the shade on the right is English but actually, I think it's continental. The 'blobs' (very technical term!) around the outside are a bit rough, not...
  35. Hi Jean. I think I've mentioned before that I'm pretty confident that the ring is by Shipton & Co and I'm not sure if they had a link with Instone or not. You can buy whole suites of this jeweller...
  36. Hi Paul. I'm not really sure about these. At first glance I would have thought they were later than the Gaskins. Do you have the Gaskin catalogue? If not, I'll get it out when I have a moment an...
  37. Krya, I got a new jewellery case a few weeks ago. I'm like a kid in the candy store all grouping it together and making it just right. I'm picking up a few repairs tomorrow so I get to play some more.
  38. Not to worry Paul. It took me a while to really move into jewellery as well. I was collecting arts & crafts objects but still buying victorian jewellery. Goodness knows what I passed up. I have be...
  39. Super, thanks so much Paul. Much appreciated. The very sad story is that I was actually offered it before it appeared for sale online but there were too many options for me to choose from and I hu...
  40. BTW Belle, my jeweller has some arts & crafts chains made up for me. One of these, I think, will make this pendant look much better. Next time he travels, he's going to see if he can get some Libe...
  41. Some clearer photos.
  42. Some better photos.
  43. Hi Lisa, I'm procrastinating so I've found some shots of some of my fittings & shades which I'll post for you now.
  44. Sorry Jean, I didn't see your question. Yes it is a moonstone. I'm picking this one up from my jeweller tomorrow complete with pearl.
  45. Hi Paul I think, like you, my hubby & I collect all things arts & crafts. I mainly share my jewels on this site but that's because it's what I'm finding at the moment and they are easy to manage. ...
  46. Hi Lisa Thanks for the info, I'll have to check out the sites you suggest and have a sticky-beak. My thing is Arts & Crafts, as part of that I (& my hubby) collect (when I can find & afford them...
  47. Hi Belle, I was just asking the person it originally came from if she thought it might have had a fancy bale. Because this is an earlier hand-made for Liberty piece like the Cuzner and it feels a lit...
  48. That's so cool. I wonder if we'll see a change to the traditional plastic brontosaurus you've pictured here. I'll let me son know, he was sad about the loss of the Brontosaurus.
  49. Or made-to-measure fashion as Sklo42 suggested..
  50. That's really interesting William. I've always thought of nurses buckles as being a little later, circa 1910/15 and usually of a little lessor quality. This one, I think, is more likely to be wo...
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