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    Posted 7 years ago

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    A gold and gilded necklace by Agnes Pool. The gilded plaques decorated with gold rope twist scrolls and turquoise enamels set with opal cabochons in raised collets united by gold link chains. Circa 1902-1905.

    Agnes Pool was a student of the Birmingham School of Art between approximately 1902 and 1904. She specialized in enamels in the Arts and Crafts style, and designed and created jewelry, figural panels, decorative objects, and objects as diverse as belt buckles, lace pins and spoons. Her work was exhibited at the Royal Academy, Leeds City Art Gallery and Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, as well as winning medals and prizes in the National Competition run by the Board of Education, South Kensington in 1902 and 1904.

    Provenance: by direct family descent; Exhibited at Leeds Guild at the Clarion Arts & Crafts Exhibition receiving special mention in the Judges' Notes. Illustrated in the Arts & Crafts Magazine (Vol II 1905) (see photo 4 above); other Agnes Pool pieces were purchased by the V&A in 1904.

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    1. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 7 years ago
      My goodness, this necklace is fantastic. The colour of the Turquiose enamelling and the Opal and the Gold blend in prefectly. Oh, this really is a stunning piece, lucky you. To honest I've never heard of Agnes Pool, they certainly knocked out some wonderful Jewellery makers in Birmingham in that Era.
    2. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 7 years ago
      This is the only reference I could fine on her. It really is a marvellous piece.
    3. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 7 years ago
      Hi just been reading my comments, may be you should delete my link above. Me getting carried away.
    4. Bluboi Bluboi, 7 years ago
      Jean, your input is always welcome. Will delete though, as you have requested.
    5. BelleEpoque BelleEpoque, 7 years ago
      the black and white pic really doesn't make any justice to this wonderful piece, I can only imagine how it looks in real life!! :)
    6. Bluboi Bluboi, 7 years ago
      The black and white picture is the illustration of the necklace in the Arts & Crafts Magazine (Vol II 1905).
    7. kiwipaul kiwipaul, 7 years ago
      Extraordinary piece with wonderful provenance!
    8. Bluboi Bluboi, 7 years ago
      Happy Birthday Alfredo!

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