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Jewellery Design

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca 1860s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Newman, Charlotte Isabella (designed)
    Firm of John Brogden

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Drawing in pencil and ink and gold pen and body colour on card.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case MD, shelf 15, box A

This design comes from 'The Brogden Album', the album contained 1,593 designs for jewellery and goldsmith's work, mainly in colour and dating between 1848 and 1884. It is a unique record of the years in which John Brogden, an internationally celebrated 'art goldsmith and jeweller worked first in partnership and then as owner-director of his own firm. This was a period of great diversity in fashionable jewellery, and the Brogden firm where noted for their skill in designing and creating a range of styles.

The firm was founded by John Brogden the elder in about 1796. From about 1824 to 1831 it was styled 'Brogden and Garland' and thereafter until 1841 'Garland and Watherston'. The younger Brogden, the son of Thomas Brogden and presumably a relative of the founder, served an apprenticeship to J.W. garland as a goldsmith and jeweller from 1834 to 1841. Following Garland's departure, the remaining partner, J.H. Watherston, removed the firm to new premises at 16 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden and in 1848 joined forces with the younger Brogden.

Physical description

Design for three black and gold memorial locket pendants.

Place of Origin

London (made)


ca 1860s (made)


Newman, Charlotte Isabella (designed)
Firm of John Brogden

Materials and Techniques

Drawing in pencil and ink and gold pen and body colour on card.

Marks and inscriptions

The handwritten initial stands for Charlotte Isabella Newman and appears in the lower right-hand corner of the drawing.


Height: 2.5 in, Width: 4.5 in

Descriptive line

Design for three pendents by Charlotte Isabella Newman, 1860s.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Fine Jewels and jewels for the collector. London: Sotheby's, 1985, Dec.5, Lot 411.

Production Note

Attribution note: Charlotte Isabella Newman worked for the firm of John Brogden (1864-1884). She was also known as Mrs. Philip Newman and was the most important designer to be associated with Brogden from the mid-1860s until 1884.


Pencil; Ink; Gold pen; Body colour; Card


Painting; Drawing

Subjects depicted

Locket; Pendants; Memorial; Gold


Jewellery; Designs

Production Type



Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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