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JOHN HAUGHTON MAURICE BONNOR (1875 - 1917)

The St Wenefride Necklace

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JOHN HAUGHTON MAURICE BONNOR (1875 - 1917)

The St Wenefride Necklace

Silver Gold Enamel Opal

W  4.80cm (1.89 in)  |  D  4.80cm (1.89 in)

Origin Welsh, c. 1905
Case Fitted Case
Condition Very good

A rare example of a documented Arts & Crafts necklace representing the Welsh Saint Winifred.
There are few Arts & Crafts examples associated with Wales. The foremost designer being William Burges. This example of St Winifred the Welsh beheaded Saint by Bonnor adds to the few examples extant of Welsh high end Arts & Crafts.

Provenance
This necklace has been painted by his sister Rose Bonnor in a painting entitled 'The Solace of Our Labors' With thanks to Muriel Wilson for her research.

Literature
Jewellery History Today, Issue 21, Autmn 2014, ISSN 2042-8529, The magazine of The Society of Jewellery Historians, cover & p. 6-7.
cf. Muriel Wilson, John Houghton Maurice Bonnor (1875-1917) A little known designer of the Arts and Crafts Movement, The Decorative Arts Society, 1850 to the present, Arts & Crafts Issue, Journal 28 - 2004, pp.109-125.

Collections
Acquired by The National Museum of Wales

Price Code

Ref No   8151

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