Posted 8 years ago
A once in a lifetime piece of rare Arts and Crafts Jewelry by Kate Eadie wife of Pre-Raphaelite Painter Sidney Meteyard. Used as a model for many of his most famous paintings particularly that of St Cecilia it is possible to imagine what Kate looked like from viewing the paintings.
Kate most likely learned under the Gaskins and was not a prolific artist subsequently her pieces are extremely rare.
It is widely believed that members of the Suffragette movement were patrons of many Arts and Crafts jewellers.
For example, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery has a portrait of a famous suffragette wearing an unidentified Arts and Crafts Pendant in Suffragette Colours.
This intricate silver necklace features tiny sprigs of sparsely enamelled green oak leaves with tiny acorns surrounding Royal Purple natural Amethysts. The oak imagery being a tribute to the strength perhaps of the Suffragettes?
Far more beautiful in real life the photo just gives a hint of the beauty of this necklace.
NB. this was part of my past collection and is not for sale.