JOHN PAUL COOPER (1869 - 1933)

The Kingfisher A Superb Arts & Crafts Necklace


JOHN PAUL COOPER (1869 - 1933)

The Kingfisher A Superb Arts & Crafts Necklace

Gold, emeralds, rubies & pearls - Suffragette colours

H  7.10cm (2.80 in)  |  W  3.70cm (1.46 in)

Origin England, 1906
Case Fitted Case
Condition Very good
Weight 31.00 Grams

The Kingfisher is a rare and early example of Cooper going back to the roots of Medieval jewellery and re-interpreting late Roman and Byzantine jewels to create this unique design and superb necklace. Characteristic of his work is the use of 15 carat gold which he preferred because of the richness of the colour.
Documented: John Paul Cooper sketch-book, p.55 no 239, The Kingfisher detail p.51 no 196

Arts & Crafts Exhibition, Grafton Galleries 1906

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. 430
The Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair, 2009, Handbook, Published in association with The National Magazine Company Limited, Tadema Gallery, Stand 24, illustrated p. 202.
John Paul Cooper Designer and Craftsman of the Arts & Crafts Movement
by N. Natasha Kuzmanovic, 1999, about Cooper.
Twentieth-century Jewellery, From Art Nouveau to Contemporary Design in Europe and the United States, Alba Cappellieri, 2010, Illustrated p.87
Helen Ritchie Designers & Jewellery 1850-1940, Jewellery and Metalwork from the Fitzwilliam Museum, 2018, pp. 116-121 biography

Price Code

Ref No   6528