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Child and Child - Brooch designed by W.A.S. Benson


Child and Child - Brooch designed by W.A.S. Benson

Silver Enamel Garnet Crystal Pearl

Diameter  5.60cm (2.20 in)

Origin British, c. 1895
Case Fitted Case

Designed by W.A.S. Benson for his sister-in-law Silvia Fogg Eliot, the daughter of the painter Alfred Hunt, a close friend of Burne Jones, William Morris, John Ruskin & the Pre Raphaelite circle
cf. Pre-Raphaelite to Arts & Crafts Jewellery Charlotte Gere & Geoffrey C. Munn, 1996, page 148

Child and Child were specialist art jewellers. They were patronised by artists from the Pre-Raphaelite circle including Edward Burne Jones, William Holman Hunt and Sir Edwin Lutyens and by members of the Royal family such as Queen Victoria, King Edward V11 and Queen Alexandra, King George V and Queen Mary, and Alexandra, Empress of Russia

Price Code

Ref No   4395