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    Posted 6 years ago

    Bluboi
    (103 items)

    Another purchase from my trip to England. This splendid Arts & Crafts silver necklace set with moonstones is attributed to Frances Thalia How and Jean Milne, though there are no marks. English. Circa 1900. Central panel length 8 cm. Width 5.3 cm. Around necklace 43 cm. In its original fitted case, (unfortunately, with no labeling).

    Frances Thalia How exhibited 1896-1928 & Jean Milne exhibited 1904-1917. Their address was 72, Pembroke Walk Studios, London.

    Lit.: The Directory of Gold & Silversmiths, Jewellers & Allied Traders, 1838-1914, John Culme, London 1987, p. 240, ref 7541.

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    1. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Wooohh! Another to fall down piece, Bluboi!
      Your British trip was very productive, nothing more pleasant than to bring back such beauties :-)
      Once again, thank you for sharing them with us.
    2. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      The necklace is gorgeous. I've never heard of Frances Thalia How and Jean Milne I will certainly be googling them.
    3. Bluboi Bluboi, 6 years ago
      Thank you all! Jean, if you can find anything on the ladies, please let me know. I haven't found much. Maybe our other experts have more to add!
    4. kiwipaul kiwipaul, 6 years ago
      Fabulous item, what a shopping trip you've been on!

      Very little info out there on How & Milne, however I did come across something interesting. Their signature piece sold at Christies in 1994 for US$2,711 - see: http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/lot_details.aspx?intObjectID=3112079

      Wish I'd been at that auction with some cash in my pocket, the same piece is now for sale at Tadema Gallery for US$30,000!
    5. Bluboi Bluboi, 6 years ago
      I saw that necklace when I visited them. Magnificent! My favorite though was the Henry Wilson Apollo necklace, though their inventory was amazing!
    6. kiwipaul kiwipaul, 6 years ago
      I've found the trick to see the actual prices (rather than those annoying colour codes). They list their premium items on First Dibs and if you're a member you can see the actual prices.

      So I can see the actual price on the Henry Wilson Apollo. Considering Wilson's stature, and the piece's importance and provenance it doesn't seem unreasonable.
    7. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      Wow! What a beautiful necklace!

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