HENRY WILSON (1864 - 1934)

The Apollo Necklace


HENRY WILSON (1864 - 1934)

The Apollo Necklace

Gold, chalcedony & amethyst

H  8.00cm (3.15 in)  |  W  40.00cm (15.75 in)

Origin United Kingdom, c. 1904
Marks '18' & 'HW' monogram
Condition Very good
Weight 25.50 Grams

The Apollo Necklace is superb & well-documented.
Henry Wilson was a prolific architect, jeweller and designer.

This necklace was a gift to Lady Llewellyn-Smith and was commissioned by Sir Hubert Llewellyn-Smith from Henry Wilson, predating another commission by Sir Hubert, an enamelled Tiara 1909 now in the collection of the Goldsmiths' Company, London.

Exhibited: “Jewellery. materials craft art” at the National Museum Zurich from 19.05.2017 – 22.10.2017

Illustrated in our book:
Beatriz Chadour-Sampson & Sonya Newell-Smith, Tadema Gallery London Jewellery from the 1860s to 1960s, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart 2021, cat. no. 333
Volume of Henry Wilson's Designs for Jewellery & Silverwork, Victoria & Albert Museum, department of prints & drawings E.669 (120)-1955
Jewellery History Today, The magazine of The Society of Jewellery Historians, Issue 13 -Winter 2012, 'A personal commission by Henry Wilson' illustrated p.15
Helen Ritchie Designers & Jewellery 1850-1940, Jewellery and Metalwork from the Fitzwilliam Museum, 2018, pp. 86-93 biography

Price Code

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