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JOHN PAUL COOPER (1869 - 1933)

A highly important Arts & Crafts jewel

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JOHN PAUL COOPER (1869 - 1933)

A highly important Arts & Crafts jewel

Gold set with black blister pearl moonstone, amethyst, chrysoprase bowenite & ruby

H  14.00cm (5.51 in)  |  W  9.30cm (3.66 in)

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

This is a unique & striking example of Cooper’s mannerist essays in jewellery design. Expressing his passion for the mystery & meaning of precious metals & stones, this idiosyncratic jewel echoes the glory of late medieval & Renaissance jewellery
‘He aimed in all his work to embody all that is best & highest in life, with a beauty of creation that stamped him a great artist’ (Edward Gordon Craig, 6th May 1933)

Provenance
John Paul Cooper sketch-book, no 470
Now in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA

Literature
John Paul Cooper, Designer and Craftsman of the Arts & Crafts Movement, N. Natasha Kuzmanovic 1999, pl. 42

Price Code

Ref No   3904

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