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CHARLES ROBERT ASHBEE (1863 - 1942)

Guild of Handicraft Dragonfly Belt or Cloak Clasp

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CHARLES ROBERT ASHBEE (1863 - 1942)

Guild of Handicraft Dragonfly Belt or Cloak Clasp

Silver, enamel, garnets

H  3.90cm (1.54 in)  |  W  14.00cm (5.51 in)

Origin British, c. 1902
Case Original Fitted Case

Enamelled verso. Fitted case, the silk marked: 'THE GUILD OF HANDICRAFT Ld 16a BROOK STREET, BOND STREET. W. WORKS: ESSEX HOUSE, CHIPPING CAMPDEN. GLOS'

Literature
Helen Ritchie Designers & Jewellery 1850-1940, Jewellery and Metalwork from the Fitzwilliam Museum, 2018, pp. 71-85 biography
cf. The Guild of Handicraft Limited, Silversmiths & Jewellers by Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen, 1905-06, catalogue 14, p.73 opal version.
Fritz Falk, Schmuck Jewellery 1840-1940, Highlights Scmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, Arnoldsche 2004, p. 95, fig. 101 for similar piece
The Artist, 1902, vol 33, p.24, illustrates a similar dragonfly buckle. The Artist published its first edition in 1898. (A British journal that spun off this one dates back to 1880, so the volume numbering for the American edition starts at 23.) The Artist ceased publication in 1902.
The Art Journal 1903, Review of Art, p.88, illustrates a similar buckle


Price Code

Ref No   4101

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