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Jewellery Design

Design
ca 1860s (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Drawing in pencil and watercolour and crayon on card.
Brief Description
Design for an earring by Charlotte Isabella Newman, 1860s.
Physical Description
Design for an earring with four round rose quartz gemstones and three drop-shaped rose quartz gemstone pendants.
Dimensions
  • Height: 6.4cm
  • Width: 11.4cm
Styles
Production typeDesign
Marks and Inscriptions
'£45:-' (Handwritten in ink on the front, lower left hand side.)
Production
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.
Subjects depicted
Summary
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.
Bibliographic Reference
Fine Jewels and jewels for the collector. London: Sotheby's, 1985, Dec.5, Lot 411.
Collection
Accession Number
E.2:1298-1986

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