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GEORGE FRAMPTON (1850 - 1928)

'The Tree of Life' A highly important enamel jewel

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GEORGE FRAMPTON (1850 - 1928)

'The Tree of Life' A highly important enamel jewel

Gilded silver Enamel

W  8.70cm (3.43 in)  |  D  12.50cm (4.92 in)

Origin British, 1898
Marks Monogrammed & dated in gold: ‘GF’ ‘1898’
Case Fitted Case
Condition Very good

Mounted in gilded silver for wear as a brooch, pendant or waist-clasp. The Aesthetic Movements taste for Japonisme is graphically illustrated in this monumental design
The Studio, Vol. XVI, 1898, p.250

Provenance
Now in the collection of The Royal Museum, Edinburgh

Literature
In a critique of Frampton's work in enamels, which describes & illustrates this jewel, executed for his wife, The Studio comments: 'It was in despair of providing Mrs Frampton with really artistically effective ornaments that Mr Frampton was struck with the idea of himself producing these entirely in enamel'. One of the three is in the collection of the City Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham

Price Code

Ref No   2333

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