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    Posted 5 years ago

    Bluboi
    (103 items)

    During my London visit, I spent time with Jan van den Bosch at his delightful shop in Gray's Antiques. Not only does he have a splendid selection of jewelry (some glorious Jugendstil plique a jour, including this 13 cm grasshopper: http://www.vandenbosch.co.uk/Jewellery/Jeng/JenHTML/t1.htm

    but he has wonderful, rare sterling objects.

    After much to-ing and fro-ing, I bought some necklaces of which this is one of them. Jan attributes this lovely silver A&C necklace to The Guild of Handicraft Ltd.

    The double length chain has alternating enamel panels and collet set turquoise stones with a larger enamel to the center. Each blue/green enamel of a butterfly is backed with sparkling silver foil. English. Circa 1900. Size: Total length approximately 43 cm. Height of center pendant with drop 4.8 cm. Size of central enamel 2.6 cm. x 2.6 cm.

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    1. BelleEpoque BelleEpoque, 5 years ago
      Dreamy!! <3
    2. kiwipaul kiwipaul, 5 years ago
      Stunning!
    3. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Ooooohhhh! I'm drooling... Arts & crafts... Butterflies... Splendid!
    4. Zowie Zowie, 5 years ago
      I agree with kyratango it's stunning wish it had my name on it it's a piece I would wear fantastic these words are not enough to describe this item to me. From what I am lead to believe I'm in good company with loving this kyratango I believe you know your jewellery really well
    5. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 5 years ago
      I hope you are wearing this! Lots of reasonable quality enamels are attributed to the GoH, but the biggest indicator to me is the square clip. I know if sounds funny to attribute a peice based on this but it seems many known Guild pieces had handmade squarish clips like this.

      Also the shape of the drops are right, I've seen peacocks with these same drops.

      Jan VDB has a methodology for his attributions, he's quite efficient (and he's very nice).
    6. Bluboi Bluboi, 5 years ago
      Thanks Jewels! I have great faith in attribution made based on the findings. Yes, Jan is a lovely man and his shop is wonderful to visit. You "do" have to check to make sure he will be open!
    7. artislove artislove, 2 years ago
      wonderfull design.... almost forgot it needs somebody to wear it mesmorizing

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