Art deco, Art nouveau, Arts and crafts
Price range: £1, 650
For sale is this beautifully made Omar Ramsden gold and enamel two sided pendant or medallion. The front depicts George killing the dragon set to a red enamel background. The reverse, the cross of St George. The quality and condition of the work is outstanding, with detailed, crisp, definition and original subtle patina.
The piece is unmarked but is attributed to Ramsden (conceivably Ramsden and Carr) with certainty. The quality of the work, the subject matter and the style of the workmanship and enamelling are all 100 per cent Ramsden.
Acquired privately the provenance of this piece by repute is to Hancocks, London some 10-15 years ago. There is no chain.
Maker: Omar Ramsden
Designer: Omar Ramsden
Date : c 1920-30
Material: 9 carat gold, enamel
Size: Diameter 3.0cm. height 3.8cm
Weight : 12 grams, 0.4 oz (including enamel, not gold weight)