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Necklace with Pendant

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The Estate of Arthur J and Georgie Gaskin.

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1981M528
Collection:Applied Art - Jewellery
Date:1908 c - 1908 c

Maker Information

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.

Further Information

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


Height:50 mm