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Jugendstil brooch - a CW gift! - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau
Art Nouveau horn jewellery & objects - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau
Arts & Crafts peacocks/pearson & books - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
Arts & Craft ceramics by John Pearson - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
Arts & Crafts treasures - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
Arts & Crafts copper bowl/charger by John Pearson - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
Arts & Crafts silver-plate & abalone boxes - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
Arts & Crafts Jardiniere designed by Knox for Liberty - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
Art Nouveau vaseline & ruby shade - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau
Jugendstil design/decorative portfolio - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau


  1. Hi Jean, I hope you are well. I can see why you'd think Linnell, on the face of it - she used those distinctive curved lines. However, if you look at her work, it's hand made in the Arts & Crafts tr...
  2. Poor old Ruskin would roll in his grave. From his perspective (and historically) they are very different types of objects, both in terms of beauty and social impact. One is mass made in a commerci...
  3. They look typically British Arts & Crafts. Likely they were made by a student and that's why you've got a group of them together. Sometimes you see a group of work that's come out of a defunct works...
  4. Even if a lead falls flat, every new find gives you more design elements to look for. Thanks for the info on the other two pieces. Thats a significant price guide.
  5. No, I don't think that's crazy at all. I have bought many pieces to learn from. There are a whole lot of reasons a piece may be of interest. learning and honing your eye is as good as any. And BTW,...
  6. You're your not sure if you like it yet because it's not quite got that finesse, it falls a little flat. Even some of the naive pieces of Arts & Crafts jewellery can have finesse. It might be becaus...
  7. Well spotted, same maker but I still don't know who it is. Out of interest, who does the book say is the maker of the two big pieces in the middle?
  8. I've had a few versions of this ibis design. I love their little drumsticks. There's a comb pictured in The Paris Studios with them on it. Your's is the best piece I've seen though, Such a great s...
  9. That is really quite a good thing. The old doublets can chip quite easily so best keep it in a pouch and handle it carefully.
  10. That's just my take based my experience. It's not 'official' or anything. And sometimes things don't necessarily fit within that. I also tend to think of Arts & Crafts jewellery in two phases or ge...
  11. Your rustic piece is probably what I'd call a 'night school project'. There were lots of local classes run for amateurs so you can get some very wobbly bits. Some might be students just started at A...
  12. Right period and stone arrangement for Linnell, but she tended to use a flat leaf, and her work, in general, is quite flat. Having said that, Linnell is tricky because often pieces of Instone are mis...
  13. Lovely, but not by Nossitor. The designs are similar, but Nossitor's construction work is quite distinctive. If you have an instagram account, follow Tadema Gallery. Instagram is the best way to be...
  14. This is a lovely design, but the work is very generic. It's hard to attribute it. Lots of lovely pieces were made by the students at the arts schools. It was also relatively cheap to buy a kiln for...
  15. Lovely. Arts & Crafts. Nicely made but not obviously attributable. I've got a brooch with similar plated wirework.
  16. Ohh Jean, looking forward to seeing your Dunlop piece. Just of word of warning though, I have seen a few dodgy attributions recently. I'm very sorry to say pretty much everyone in Australia (direc...
  17. Hi Jean. This is after a Jessie M King design for Liberty. King supplied the designs and the pieces were made in the Haseler workshop. Often they would rework a design so you get multiple variants ...
  18. De Koningh specialisted in kingishers. Although I'm not sure if this is one of his. There is a range with this bright green background. I'd say it's the top of a hat pin.
  19. Sometimes, when firms were making ranges of jewellery for specific clients, particularly international clients, they either wouldn't mark their jewellery or they'd mark it consistent with the standard...
  20. It's got a bit of Zoltan & White about it. English with a strong Austro-Hungarian influence.
  21. Super pretty, you know the one with the opal is the top of a hat pin? I love a bit of plique.
  22. I think a couple of firms made a design similar to this. I've seen several variations some marked, others not. I've also wondered if their might not be some reproductions out there. (yours looks co...
  23. Hi Jean, I have one of these. The 'stone' is a ceramic roundel.
  24. This is also a great page -
  25. Lovely collection. Mourning jewellery is quite a specialised field, there's an excellent website called Art of Mourning which has lots of information on it. A few things though, jet was not alway wo...
  26. Ahhh, it's interesting that you thought the square decoration was Scottish-like because I thought it was the simple design that led you to think Scottish. Margaret Wilson made some very simple design...
  27. I think this is what I would call a night school project. It's has an amateur naïvety about it. I don't think the drop is original but it works a bit. Maybe I'd ask my jeweller to replace the red s...
  28. Hi, I hope you are all well. This is a lovely hand-made piece in the Arts & Crafts style. It's on the newish side. Seasons greetings!
  29. That's an amazing Art Nouveau lamp.
  30. Your locket is American, gold filled, by William & Hough. Design on the front appears to have had a black enamel outline. I'm thinking about 1880 - but someone else might know the American jewel fas...
  31. Ha! I saw these, good fun!
  33. I dont' know who the maker is but that's a little arts & craftsy one. It's an unusual colorway, but I occasionally see little blue/green enamel pendants with this elongated triangular drop.
  34. Never seen anything like it. It's quite fascinating. Once you get it & get a clear photo I'll see if the mark is in any of my German jewel books. xx
  35. Lovely!
  36. I don't know much except that it's an imitation of scrimshaw. Not a cameo. If you google scrimshaw, you'll find lots of information. Hope that helps.
  37. Thanks Kyra, I'm not getting notifications either. Haven't for a while. xx.
  38. Bonjour gorgeous Pascale. Your garden is looking very fine. I need to weave a little big of your magic to restore a patina. Can you please tell me your recipe with the egg? Thanks xx.
  39. Yay, must have been pleased.
  40. No worries Jean.
  41. It's unusual that it has no marks on it. Has a nice 'hammered' finish to it.
  42. WHH was a firm, primarily made for Liberty but also sold wholesale to Connels and other retailers. I'm not aware that this design is attributed to any specific designer. The problem is that the arch...
  43. The back is consistent with Thew. I absolute agree with Sightseer. Do dip or wet this brooch in anyway. A light polish with a silver cloth occasionally will keep it pristine.
  44. Genius Pascale!
  45. Very rarely marked. Sometimes with a T in dots.
  46. These are a reproduction. Not sure where they originate from.
  47. You know this is outside my knowledge but it looks really well made to me. All those rivets & screws.
  48. Exciting times Jean. Good luck with the new bubba.
  49. She also used this colour combination. I have seen at least two of her brooches with this combination of stones.
  50. Ohhhh ... think you might be on the money there. Any chance of a photo of the back? Thew was a prolific maker, lots of her work continues to be unidentified. And although this looks a bit slap ...
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