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Design

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1908 - 1917 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Pageot, Auguste, born 1891 - died 1917 (Designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and watercolour on tracing paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the descendants of Auguste Pageot, Henri Pageot, Marianne Pratt, Jeanette Vazquez and Christine Johnson

  • Museum number:

    E.1357:1095-2010

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 94, shelf I, box 28

Design for a pendant necklace or brooch by Leon Auguste Pageot known as 'Auguste' Pageot (born in Pontailler-sur-Seine, France) and died in action in the First World War at Arras France in 1917). Pageot trained as a jewellery designer. In 1908, he won a competition to work in London. His designs for the royal cipher for King George V can still be seen on some British post boxes, for example, at Bembridge Post Office, Isle of Wight. In addition, he designed the badge for the Royal Flying Corps that became the Royal Air Force.

Pageot was a freelance jewellery designer apparently working for jewellers such as Cartier in London. His work is important to jewellery history because the brief period when he worked can be pinpointed to 1908 and his untimely death in 1917. His high quality and prolific output of designs thus provide a valuable record of design from 1908 to 1917.

Physical description

Design with wing-shapes intended to have a pendant jewels all painted in thick black watercolour. Part of a rectangular design is pasted over the top left edge of the design.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1908 - 1917 (made)

Artist/maker

Pageot, Auguste, born 1891 - died 1917 (Designer)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and watercolour on tracing paper

Dimensions

Height: 8.6 cm, Width: 10.3 cm

Descriptive line

Design for jewellery by August Pageot, London, 1908-1917

Materials

Pencil; Wash; Tracing paper; Watercolour

Techniques

Drawing; Painting

Subjects depicted

Pendants (jewelry); Brooches

Categories

Designs; Jewellery

Production Type

Design

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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