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Brooch
  • Brooch
    Gaskin, Georgie Cave, born 1868 - died 1934
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Brooch

  • Place of origin:

    Birmingham (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1922 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Gaskin, Georgie Cave, born 1868 - died 1934 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver wire, opals, glass immitating emeralds

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.896-1923

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 29, shelf B, box 2

Arthur and Georgie Gaskin were a husband and wife team known for their Arts and Crafts style jewellery. They had both studied at the Birmingham School of Art and went on to establish a workshop which was admired for producing elegant, hand-made pieces in a city geared to the machine-production of jewellery on an industrial scale.

Describing how they worked, Georgie wrote ‘I did all the designing & he did all the enamel, and we both executed the work with our assistants.’ Their jewellery was mainly in silver and like this brooch was characterised by designs of closely-packed leaves and flowers sprinkled with gemstones. Between 1902 and 1924 Arthur was also head of the Birmingham School for Silversmiths and Jewellers.

Physical description

Brooch, silver wire framework set with opals and glass. The reverse of the brooch signed with the initial G.

Place of Origin

Birmingham (made)

Date

ca. 1922 (made)

Artist/maker

Gaskin, Georgie Cave, born 1868 - died 1934 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Silver wire, opals, glass immitating emeralds

Dimensions

Height: 1.6 cm, Width: 5.6 cm, Depth: 1.1 cm

Object history note

The reverse of the brooch signed with the initial G. Purchased from the Gaskins.

Descriptive line

Brooch, silver wire framework set with opals and glass, designed by Georgie Cave Gaskin, Birmingham, about 1922

Materials

Silver wire; Opal; Paste (glass)

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Bird

Categories

Jewellery; Accessories; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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