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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery

Necklace

ca. 1903 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

C. R. Ashbee was a man of immense talents and energy and a defining figure in the Arts and Crafts Movement. In 1888 he founded the Guild of Handicraft in the East End of London with the intention of reviving traditional craft skills and providing satisfying employment in a deprived area of the city. Trained originally as an architect, he is known also for his highly innovative furniture, metalwork, silver and jewellery designs.

This necklace is set with cabochon turquoises whose deliberate lack of uniformity reflects Ashbee's appreciation for natural, uncut stones. It was originally hung with chains and pendants also made by the Guild of Handicraft.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Silver, gold, and tuquoise
Brief description
Necklace of silver, gold and turquoises, designed by C.R. Ashbee and made by the Guild of Handicraft, England, about 1903
Physical description
Necklace of silver, gold and turquoise.
Dimensions
  • Depth: 0.7cm
  • Diameter: 12.5cm
Style
Credit line
Given by Mrs G. Tekvar
Object history
Originally hung with chains and pendants, including Circ.118-1959
Summary
C. R. Ashbee was a man of immense talents and energy and a defining figure in the Arts and Crafts Movement. In 1888 he founded the Guild of Handicraft in the East End of London with the intention of reviving traditional craft skills and providing satisfying employment in a deprived area of the city. Trained originally as an architect, he is known also for his highly innovative furniture, metalwork, silver and jewellery designs.



This necklace is set with cabochon turquoises whose deliberate lack of uniformity reflects Ashbee's appreciation for natural, uncut stones. It was originally hung with chains and pendants also made by the Guild of Handicraft.
Associated object
Collection
Accession number
M.37-1982

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Record createdJanuary 10, 2008
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