Silver

An unusual horn, silver and enamel hatpin

Price range: £350

This is a really unusual piece.  It is a long hat pin with a flower head design formed of horn petals with a centre of blue and white enamel on silver. It has all the qualities of a British arts and crafts piece and the use of horn would suggest it is by Frederick James Partridge.  Fred Partridge briefly trained with the Guild of Handicraft before establishing his own practice in around 1910 in Barnstable with his wife May Hart, also of the Guild, and who specialised in enamelling.

Maker: James Frederick Partridge (attrib)

Designer: James Frederick Partridge (attib)

Date :  C. 1905

Marks: Unmarked

Material: Sterling silver, enamel, horn, steel pin

Condition: Very good

Size: 4.5 cm diameter flower, pin 19 cm long,

Weight : NM

SKU: A243 Category: