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Necklace with Pendant
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© The Estate of Arthur J and Georgie Gaskin.
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|Collection:||Applied Art - Jewellery|
|Date:||1908 c - 1908 c|
|Enameller:||Arthur Joseph Gaskin - View biography for Arthur Joseph Gaskin|
|Jeweller:||Georgie Gaskin - View biography for Georgie Gaskin|
Mrs Anne Hull Grundy donated a large collection of jewellery to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. This was one of a number of donations she made to museums in this country. She was concerned that each collection she gave to a museum should suit its manufacturing history and existing collections. Hence she wished her Birmingham Collection to reflect the work of Birmingham jewellers, especially their contribution to the Arts & Crafts Movement.The Birmingham artists Georgie and Arthur Gaskin took to jewellery making when both were mature artists. Georgie was the dominant jeweller; Arthur did most of the enamelling and had a particular interest in medieval metalwork. They began exhibiting jewellery in 1899, when they exhibited at the 1901 Glasgow International Exhibition, Georgie was reviewed as the jeweller of the two.There is a strong message of love in this necklace. The Forget-me-not motif represents remembrance and a faithful love. As does the semi-precious turquoise stone. The pink tourmalines convey a message of love and friendship whilst the pearl drop shows love and purity.
|Presented by Mrs Anne Hull Grundy, 1981.|
|Production Period:||20th Century|
|School/Style:||Arts and Crafts|
|Medium:||Silver and enamel, set with tourmalines, turquoise with a baroque pearl drop.|
|Place of Origin:||Birmingham, England|