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  • Place of origin:

    London (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1808-1917 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    printed paper

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 94, shelf I, box 29

A magazine cutting in an album of designs 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

An irregular shaped piece of paper with a grey background, which is basically square but with a semi-circular shape cut out at the right hand corner at the top. It features 17 objects which use floral motifs and are numbered on the top row, 583 and 603 and on the bottom row, 593, 609 and 611

Place of Origin

London (probably, made)


1808-1917 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

printed paper


Height: 13.5 cm, Width: 13.5 cm

Descriptive line

Design for jewellery by Auguste Pageot


Ink; Paper


Designs; Jewellery


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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