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FRANCES THALIA HOW

'Prologues' An Important Livery Collar

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FRANCES THALIA HOW

'Prologues' An Important Livery Collar

Silver set with opals, emeralds & fire opals

H  8.50cm (3.35 in)  |  W  14.00cm (5.51 in)  |  L  122.00cm (48.03 in)

Origin England, 1907
Condition Very good
Weight 486.00 Grams

FRANCES THALIA HOW (Exhibited 1896-1928)
& JEAN MILNE (Exhibited 1904-1917)
'Prologues'
An Important Livery Collar exhibited by the
Eager Heart Company
The central heart-shaped panel with pierced, chased & repousse figures, illustrating the Art of Giving.
An elaborate mantle of laurel leaves surmounts a pierced inscription ‘Eager Heart’ 1907. The other seven panels, worked in the same manner, illustrating various charitable acts, joined with an elaborate linked chain, with Celtic knots & foliage.
H: 8.5 cm (3.35 in) W: 14 cm (5.51 in) L: 122 cm (48.03 in)
Central panel length: 14cm Width: 8.5cm
Stamped makers’ marks. Marked on the reverse of the central panel:‘To the Glory of God in the Service of Life, In Memoriam E.F' Inscribed: 'Presented by the First Prologue 1904 to the Company of Eager Heart 1907'

Exhibitions
1910 Arts & Crafts Exhibition, no 274.

Literature
Frances Thalia How: The Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940, Antique Collectors Club, Reprinted 1980, p.260, Exh. 1896-1928. Watercolour painter, jeweller & enameller. London.
Jean Milne: The Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940, Antique Collectors Club, Reprinted 1980, p.355, Exh.1904-17, Sculptor. London.
The Directory of Gold & Silversmiths, Jewellers & Allied Traders, 1838-1914, London, John Culme, Antique Collectors' Club,1987, page 240: How & Milne whose partners were Frances Thalia How & Jean Milne are recorded at 72, Pembroke Walk. Pembroke Square, Earls Court W(26.7.1907), where in 1908 (Miss) Jean Milne is listed as an artist. mk: 7541, ref: 14/35

Price Code

Ref No   1410

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