Art nouveau, Arts and crafts
Price range: £1,250
For sale is this rare and beautiful Jessie King gold brooch with central amethyst and purple enamel flowers. The brooch is marked WHH for William Hair Haseler, Liberty’s manufacturing partner in the Cymric joint venture and this brooch was almost certainly retailed at Liberty’s. It is model 1602 in the Liberty Jewellery sketch book page 23. The back also marked 15 carat gold.
Condition of the brooch is excellent and original. The amethyst is a strong saturated purple with just a few age related nicks and scratches visible under magnification only. The enamels are all intact.
Jessie Marion King (1873-1949) is a famous Glasgow school artist, illustrator and designer. She worked for Liberty & Co from c 1904-6 and was responsible for many of their later Cymric range jewellery designs.
Maker: Liberty & Co/ William Hair Haseler
Designer: Jessie King
Date: c. 1905
Marks: WHH, 15ct
Material: 15 carat gold, amethyst, enamel
Size: Width 3.0 cm, height 1.5 cm