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Edith Linnell - Arts & Crafts Brooch


Edith Linnell - Arts & Crafts Brooch

Silver Tourmaline Aquamarine

W  5.00cm (1.97 in)  |  L  2.10cm (0.83 in)

Origin British, c. 1930
Case Fitted Case

Arts & Crafts 1920 Brooch

The Art Jeweller Edith Linnell originally intended to be a portrait painter. She successfully experimented with jewellery making in the early 20th century; her works received a medal and were purchased by the Board of Education for permanent exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Her jewellery was naturalistic in design based on her years of study as an artist drawing from nature. Her travels worldwide enabled her to source gemstones for her designs. Originally based in the Burlington Arcade Edith Linnell later established premises at 188, Sloane Street; she also exhibited at the Arlington Gallery, 22, Old Bond Street and had showcases in Harrods and on RMS Queen Mary. The advent of the Second World War saw the end of her business when her Sloane Street premises were bombed during the blitz. The Studio Year Book of Decorative Art 1909, p.147 lists: ""LINNELL, Mrs. Edith M., Malvern-bury, Oakland Road, Moseley, Birmingham. ""Mrs. Linnell is a designer of and worker in jewelry, gold and silver. She exhibited at the last exhibition of the Arts & Crafts Society in London, and at St. Louis, the Baillie Gallery, London, The Albert Hall, London, and the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool""

Price Code

Ref No   6232