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HENRY WILSON (1864-1934)

A Highly Important Jewelled Gold & Enamel Pendant

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HENRY WILSON (1864-1934)

A Highly Important Jewelled Gold & Enamel Pendant

Designed in three parts, it is set with cabochon sapphires, emeralds, rubies, moonstones & seed pearls.

H  13.40 cm (5.28 in)  |  W  5.00 cm (1.97 in)

Origin England, c. 1908
Case Fitted Case
Condition Very good

Henry Wilson, a leading figure in the British Arts & Crafts movement, was described by C.R. Ashbee as the ‘arch individualist’.
Wilson was a trained architect. He taught metalwork at the Central School of Arts & Crafts from 1896 & the Royal College of Art from 1901. His definitive textbook ‘Silver work & Jewellery’ was published in 1903.
The following was written of him ‘Henry Wilson’s originality stemmed from his ability to combine the strictest disciplines of his craft with a multitudinous variety of influences, resulting in some of the most daringly individual jewels of the period’.

Provenance
A member of Henry Wilson’s family.
Now in the collection of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, USA

Exhibitions
Paris 1914, Arts et Metiers de la Grande Bretagne.
London, Victoria & Albert Museum, 1969-85

Price Code

Ref No   2583

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