Art nouveau, Arts and crafts
Price range: POA
For sale is this special silver gilt, pearl, amethyst and green chrysoberyl necklace by Georgie Gaskin. The necklace was exhibited at the Court Barn Museum exhibition on the Gaskins in 2013, exhibit J13, and this catalogue entry giving full provenance can be found at this link. The necklace is in excellent original condition. As is typical of much of the Gaskin’s jewellery it is unmarked. This necklace was commissioned by James Henry Sellers (architect and designer) and this exact necklace appeared in the Studio Magazine Vol 44, 1908, P 61 – see images, where it was being exhibited at the New Gallery. The Studio notes that this necklace was [solely] designed and executed by Georgie.
The colours of the necklace are the suffragette combination of purple, white and green. I cannot prove that this is a deliberate nod to the suffragette cause, but I suspect it was.
For further information on the Gaskins and similar designs to this see Elyse Zorn Karlin, “Jewelry and Metalwork in the Arts and Crafts Tradition” and “Arthur and Georgie Gaskin” a catalogue by Cheltenham Museum, 1981.
Maker: Arthur and Georgie Gaskin
Designer: Arthur and Georgie Gaskin
Date : c 1908
Material: Silver gilt, amethyst, chrysoberyl, pearl
Size: Length: 36cm, full drop: 8cm