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    Posted 4 years ago

    orivit
    (2 items)

    An unsigned necklace in the art nouveau style of gold and amethyst. I bought this from a wonderful dealer who thought it might be from the Glasgow School (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasgow_School), but I have been unable to find documentation of a similar piece. Perhaps this was retailed by Liberty of London? I have spent hours looking through books on art nouveau design to no avail and would appreciate your help...

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    1. BelleEpoque BelleEpoque, 4 years ago
      WOW! impressive. I'd say absolutely Liberty. I'd even dare to say by Jessie King. Let's see what the others think. A masterpiece!!! <3
    2. orivit, 4 years ago
      Thank you BelleEpoque! The designs of Jessie King are extraordinary (http://www.victorianweb.org/victorian/art/design/king/1.html) and the sense of proportion is similar- I bought a copy of The Glasgow Style by Laura Euler hoping to see a picture of this design attributed to King but it isn't shown and I am not sure where to turn next...
    3. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Love your splendid necklace at most!!!
      Wonderful introduction for your first post, always happy to see another jewellery collector!!!
      Welcome to CW :-)
    4. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 4 years ago
      Mmmm. Jessie M King. I've not seen this design before but it feels so right. See if you can get your hands on the Art Nouveau book by Victor Awas. For some reason I think you might find something similar, there's quite a few of King's designs in there.
    5. orivit, 4 years ago
      Thank you for your responses and Jewels1900 thank you for that suggestion. I have several shelves of books on art nouveau, but none by Arwas despite his prolific production. I will find a copy of his Art Nouveau from Mackintosh to Liberty: The Birth of a Style and also of Liberty Style and hope to find the necklace in one of them. In the meantime I would love further suggestions. I see references here and there to the Liberty sketchbook but haven't seen a copy published- is there anything available outside of the holdings of museums? Thank you
    6. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 4 years ago
      Hi Orvit. I had a quick look in the Arwas book & it isn't there (or similar). I'm pretty sure this is a design I've not seen before but it has many design elements of Kind & once you see a bit of it, her work becomes distinctive.

      No published sketchbook but I think you can book into view it - http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/rd/6c286395-bc6e-4935-9483-037542f5f22ehttp://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/rd/6c286395-bc6e-4935-9483-037542f5f22e
    7. orivit, 4 years ago
      Hi Jewels1900- thanks for that tip but after registering and logging in the link you inserted does not seem to be working. I tried searching multiple different terms but unable to find a copy to view online. Perhaps I am doing something wrong? I would love to see the sketchbook if it is available through the national archives site- would you kindly direct me further? Many thanks!
    8. sightseer, 4 years ago
      Hi, if you look at that link, it's accidentally come up twice. If you copy and paste a section from http through to f22e, the link works.
    9. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 4 years ago
      http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/rd/6c286395-bc6e-4935-9483-037542f5f22e

      Have you had any luck?
    10. orivit, 4 years ago
      I am afraid not- I had hoped to find a digital copy from the national archives or the V&A (as some of the Austrian sites offer for instance), but neither seem to be accessible online. I live in the US so it may be quite a while before I can get bsck to London... Thank you!
    11. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 4 years ago
      Ooooh, sorry, I thought you were in the UK. I've already had my uni library see if they can get a copy (I'm in Australia), but no joy. They may not own the copyright.
    12. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      Stunning.

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