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Three designs for a cockle shell pendant; mounted in enamelled gold and embelleshed with pearls and pear-shaped cobochon in the concave, drawings show the obverse, side view and reverse of the design. c.1899
Pen and ink
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- 1899 (circa)
Height: 73 millimetres (drawing)
Width: 100 millimetres (drawing)
- Curator's comments
- In her article on Rickett's jewellery, D. Scarisbrick records that the artist designed this pendant for Edith Emma Cooper's sister Amy, upon her marriage (the finished object delivered to the bride on the 16 October 1899). However, the album leaf is clearly inscribed beneath the drawing 'Designed for Mrs Furze'
See C. Gere and G. C. Munn, 'Artist's Jewellery: Pre-Raphaelite to Arts and Crafts', London 1898, p.153, pl.106 and D. Scarisbrick, 'Charles Ricketts and his designs for Jewellery', 'Apollo', Sept 1982, pp.163, 164-166.
From an album of fifty eight drawings by Charles Ricketts. For full description and comment, see 1962,0809.2.1 (which is the first image in the album).
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