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WILLIAM BURGES (1827 - 1881)

'Puss in Boots' Pendant


WILLIAM BURGES (1827 - 1881)

'Puss in Boots' Pendant

Silver, enamel, coral, lapis

H  5.00cm (1.97 in)

Origin British, 1880

Silver and enamel with two coral beads and carved lapis lazuli flower motif, the reverse dated and dedicated in Burges's Gothic script 'Lizzie Gage 1880' The story of Puss in Boots from which the motif of this pendant is drawn was one Burges favoured in his decorative scheme for the Cardiff Castle nursery of circa 1879.

Illustrated in our book:
Beatriz Chadour-Sampson & Sonya Newell-Smith, Tadema Gallery London Jewellery from the 1860s to 1960s, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart 2021, p. 67
The specific motif is included in a page of designs for the Cat Cup within a volume of Burges jewellery designs in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum (department of Prints and Drawings 93E9.8830{1-66}, p. 13).
Helen Ritchie Designers & Jewellery 1850-1940, Jewellery and Metalwork from the Fitzwilliam Museum, 2018, pp. 16-23 biography

Price Code

Ref No   1195