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After George Frederick Watts 'Hope'

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ARTS & CRAFTS SYMBOLIST PENDANT

After George Frederick Watts 'Hope'

Silver Enamel

W  6.50 cm (2.56 in)  |  L  8.00 cm (3.15 in)

Origin British, c. 1895
Marks The enamel reverse with elaborate painted monogram. The drop reverse stamped stamped 'FLB' in an oval
Case Original Fitted Case

The central panel after 'Hope' with the addition of enamel stars. Heavy symbolism is emphasised by the drooping enamel leaves. The solid drop appears to represent the Alchemist melting pot of the Universe.

Literature:
Ref. Sotheby's, Victorian Pictures, 4-6-1997, cat no 157, George Frederick Watts, 'Hope',

Price Code

Ref No   2509

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