3088 An Arts and Crafts Murrle Bennett & Co silver, green and blue enamelled pendant, circa 1900, of oval form with scrolling tendril detail above a similar smaller pendant drop, impressed marks 'MB & Co' and '950' to back

Jewellery made during this period featured cabochon gems, selected for their natural beauty. Each piece was crafted with curving designs, often figurative and with a symbolic meaning.

3085 LOT NUMBER : 3085 SALE DATE - Friday 9th September 2016 An Arts and Crafts 9ct gold turquoise and pearl necklace, designed by Archibald Knox, the front with five graduated openwork scroll panels, each mounted with an oval turquoise alternating with six pearl divisions, on a cylindrical clasp

C.R. Ashbee, a name synonymous with Arts and Crafts jewellery, founded the Guild of Handicraft in the East End of London in 1888. The aim was to revive traditional craft skills and to provide employment opportunities in a deprived area of London. Ashbee's designs often featured peacock motifs.

3084 An Arts and Crafts silver, amethyst and green paste suite of jewellery, comprising a pendant with multilink neckchain, a brooch and a pair of earrings with post and butterfly fittings, each of circular form, claw set with an oval cut amethyst above pierced foliate decoration, claw set with circular green pastes

Although all deriving from natural influences, Arts and Crafts jewellery has been inspired by Gothic and Renaissance Revival, Art Nouveau, Edwardian a Celtic aesthetic and even Japanese design influences.

All pieces featured will be part of Toovey's sale from 7th-9th September, 2016. Check out the full sale here.

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