HENRY WILSON The Apollo Rare Art Nouveau Necklace

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Provenance: Family descent.
This necklace was a gift to Lady Llewellyn-Smith and was commissioned by Sir Hubert Llewellyn-Smith from Henry Wilson, predating another commission by Sir Hubert, an enamelled Tiara 1909 now in the collection of the Goldsmiths' Company, London.
This superb necklace is well-documented, in: Volume of Henry Wilson's Designs for Jewellery & Silverwork, Victoria & Albert Museum, Department of Prints and Drawings E.669 *120*-1955 and the necklace is published in: Jewellery History Today, The newsletter of The Society of Jewellery Historians, Issue 13 - Winter 2012, where it is described as 'A personal commission by Henry Wilson' illustrated p.15.
Henry Wilson was a prolific architect, jeweller and designer. His work and influence is described on his website and in an extensive monograph by Cyndy Manton, Henry Wilson, The Practical Idealist, Lutterworth Press 2009. He turned to jewellery and metalwork in 1895 and became a major representative of the Arts and Crafts Movement. His jewellery is original and of the highest quality. Some excellent examples of his jewellery are on display in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
To be exhibited at the forthcoming exhibition: “Jewellery. materials craft art” at the National Museum Zurich from 19.05.2017 – 22.10.2017
Details
Of the Period
Arts and Crafts
Place of Origin
United Kingdom
Date of Manufacture
circa 1904
Period
1900-1909
Metal
18k Gold
Stone
Amethyst
Chalcedony
Condition
Good. Very good.
Dimensions
3.15 in. H x 15.75 in. W
8 cm H x 40 cm W
Weight
25.5g
Dealer Location
London, United Kingdom
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
JU12121036433
Address
Tadema Gallery
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London N1 8AJ
GB
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