Guild of Handicrafts
£1,000 – 5,000
A Fleetwood Varley enamel pendant set in silver with copper touches and opal and garnet stones. The enamel of this very unusual pendant is signed F.W.and is particularly radiant even by Varley’s high standards. The setting is of silver bull rushes with copper heads and a copper flower, highlighted with two garnets and opals and a blister pearl drop. Aspects of the pendant are very typically Guild of Handicraft, and equally a very similar bullrush design appears on a Liberty enamel pendant number 8680 from the Liberty Jewellery sketch book. Based on similar wirework designed jewellery published in the Studio, I believe the pendant may be attributable to A H Jones, a Birmingham school designer who partnered with Bernard Cuzner between 1902 and 1904.
Price range: Sold
Maker: Charles Fleetwood Varley (enamel)
Designer: Charles Fleetwood Varley (enamel)
Date : c. 1900
Marks: Enamel signed F.V.
Material: Sterling silver, garnet, pearl, opal, enamel, copper
Condition: Excellent. The chain is modern.
Size: Pendant, inc drop, 6cm
Weight : NM