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Posted 3 years ago

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Peasejean55
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This is a 9ct gold, marked on the back, Art and Craft pendant and chain. With each leaf and berry being individually hand wrought as you can see from the back.
The stone is a large hexagonal cut, in a bezel setting. I tested it on a diamond selector and it registered, so I believe it to be Topaz.
I do have a idea of who made it, but I would appreciate other peoples thoughts.
Many thanks for looking

Mystery Solved

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  1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
    beautiful!!
  2. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 3 years ago
    Everything is wonderful about this piece - stone and setting! I would have said "Arts and Craft" and guessed the stone was an aquamarine. It´s truly Beautiful!!
  3. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
    I agree - everything is wonderful about this. Love it!
  4. Zowie Zowie, 3 years ago
    Very elegant
  5. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
    Many thanks Sean for lovely comment, and love. I have to agree with both Elisabethan and Valentino, I to believe this necklace is Art and Craft, also thanks you both for great comment and love. Many thanks Zowie for comment and love, much appreciated.
  6. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
    So beautiful and well made!
  7. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
    Many thanks racer, for lovely comment and love.
  8. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
    Many thanks
    aghcollect
    Jewels
    katherinescollections
    Elisabethan
    Melanej
    Kyra
    Manikin
    DrFluffy
    BelleEpoque
    vetraio
    TubeAmp
  9. Zowie Zowie, 3 years ago
    A pleasure
  10. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 3 years ago
    So now I'm quriouse about who you think made this peasejean55....?
  11. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
    It is attributed to a female, who was born in the UK then emigrated to Oz. I was hoping either Jewels1900 or Kiwipaul would have joined this forum. Can I leave it for a couple of days, then if there isn't a reply I'll let you know.
  12. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
    Many thanks
    CindB
  13. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 3 years ago
    Awesome, love it!
  14. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
    Many thanks Virginia.vintage for lovely comment and love.
  15. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
    Many thanks
    bratjdd
  16. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
    Hi Elisabethan, the answer to your question, this piece is attributed to Rhoda Wager. I think it is quite special. :-)
  17. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
    Hi Sean, thank you for the love.
  18. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
    Hi Jewels1900, do think this is a Rhoda Wager?
  19. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 3 years ago
    Hi Jean, sorry, I missed this one. So you're right in thinking it's Australian, but it's not by Wager. Wager's work has quite a lot of movement and the leaf works is crisper. Her work was widely copied by 'high street' Australian jewellery chains, particularly during the depression. I suspect your pendant is one of those. I've seen this design before (the 3 leaves joined is distinctive), mainly in silver.

    This type of jewellery is widely called 'Wager school' here and is often sold as Wager. But most is not. But generally it's lovely anyway.
  20. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
    Hi Jewels1900 thank you for your reply. So the pendant would have been made between 1930-40. One more question, please, could it have been possible for her niece Dorothy or Walter Chapman to have made it, clutching at straws lol.
    She certainly had a very interesting life and from what I have read about her a very strong willed lady. She must have been imposing to the male gender of that generation.
  21. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
    Hi Jewels1900, out of curiosity, is the stone a blue Topaz?
  22. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 3 years ago
    Hi Jean, it has no Wager associations. Dorothy's work is very like Rhoda's. The big difference is she was making right up to the 80's so her mid-century work follows those trends - but always sticks to the Arts & Crafts principles. Often you can't tell the 2 apart - except Rohda almost always marked her work and Dorothy didn't.

    I think your's is later, but it could be earlier. It's a generic design. Most of these types I see have pastes, but this one is gold so it may have a topaz in it.
  23. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 3 years ago
    These guys are very similar to yours (but not the same maker) - http://www.tademagallery.com/content.htm (not Wager).

    But this one is spot on - http://www.tademagallery.com/content.htm
  24. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
    Many thanks
    katherinescollections
    Kyra
    lisa
  25. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 1 year ago
    Many thanks
    aura
  26. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 7 months ago
    Many thanks

    martika

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