Suffragette Enamel Badge Pendant (attributed)

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A small, utterly charming, suffragette enamel pendant.  Signed with an MP monogram to the reverse, unidentified. The enamel most likely dates from c. 1915 and is the type of enamel made at evening class, to be worn by its owner. The enamel depicts St Catherine of Siena, a symbol of Catholic suffragettes in particular.  The Venus emblem on the enamel is a mystery as it was not a feminist or suffragette symbol at that time. It possibly signifies support for Mary Richardson who famously slashed the “Rokeby Venus”, a painting at the National Gallery in 1914.

Maker: Unknown

Designer:  Unknown

Date: c. 1915

Marks: MP monogram to reverse

Material: Enamel on copper

Condition: Enamel is cracked with some nibbles but piece presents well and the enamel is secure

Size: 3.5cm high, 2.5cm wide

Weight: NM

SKU: A97 Category: