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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.