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EDITH M. LINNELL

Wonderful Arts & Crafts Brooch

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EDITH M. LINNELL

Wonderful Arts & Crafts Brooch

Silver, rubies, sapphires, laboratory rubies

H  3.50cm (1.38 in)  |  W  6.00cm (2.36 in)

Origin United Kingdom, c. 1920
Case Fitted Case
Condition Very good
Weight 20.60 troy ounces

Arts & Crafts Double Circle Brooch with fabulous colouring of natural rubies & sapphires.
The two cabochon genuine laboratory rubies have the same chemical composition, crystal structure, optical & physical properties as mined rubies & have the same Mohs hardness of 9. They were first made in Switzerland in 1880 & would have cost the same as natural rubies. They were chosen for their purity & colour.

Literature
Illustrated in our forthcoming book:
Beatriz Chadour-Sampson & Sonya Newell-Smith, Tadema Gallery London Jewellery from the 1860s to 1960s, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart 2021, p. 339
Nancy. N. Schiffer, Silver Jewelry Designs, 1996, illustrated p. 105

Price Code

Ref No   1390

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