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ELLA NAPER (1886 - 1972)

Japonisme Lily-pad hair combs


ELLA NAPER (1886 - 1972)

Japonisme Lily-pad hair combs

Horn, moonstones

H  9.00cm (3.54 in)  |  W  6.80cm (2.68 in)

Origin British, c. 1906
Case Fitted Case

A supreme example by Ella Naper of British Arts & Crafts Japonisme
Green-tinted horn, with moonstone dewdrops

llustrated in our book:
Beatriz Chadour-Sampson & Sonya Newell-Smith, Tadema Gallery London Jewellery from the 1860s to 1960s, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart 2021, p. 281
Maker & Muse Women and the Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry, The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 2015, illustrated pp.52-3
Victor Arwas, Art Nouveau in Britain, from Mackintosh to Liberty, 2000, Andreas Papadakis, Illustrated p. 82
cf. Arts & Crafts in Newlyn 1890-1930, Hazel Berriman, 1986, p. 33-34.
Art Nouveau Jewelry, Vivienne Becker, 1985, plate 255 & page 226 for another pair of combs by Naper.
Jen Cruse, The Comb, Its History and Development, 2007, illustrated p.36

Acquired by The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Chicago

Price Code

Ref No   2963