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The Kingfisher
A Superb Arts & Crafts Necklace

Gold Emerald Ruby Pearl
Pendant: H: 7.1 cm (2.8 in)  W: 3.7 cm (1.46 in) 
Necklace: L: 36.5 cm (14.37 in)  W: 1.1 cm ( in) 
British, 1906
Fitted Case
Exhibited: Arts & Crafts Exhibition, Grafton Galleries 1906
Documented in John Paul Cooper sketch-book no. 239
The Kingfisher detail no. 196
N. Natasha Kuzmanovic, John Paul Cooper, Designer and Craftsman of the Arts & Crafts Movement, 1999
Literature: cf. Twentieth-century Jewellery, From Art Nouveau to Contemporary Design in Europe and the United States, Alba Cappellieri, 2010, Illustrated p.87
ISBN: 978-88-6130-532-8
John Paul Cooper was one of the leading artist craftsmen who shared the medieval vision of William Burges. He was a luminary of the British Arts and Crafts movement.
‘The Kingfisher’ is a rare and early example of Cooper going back to the roots of Medieval jewelry and re-interpreting late Roman Byzantine jewels to create this superb necklace.Reserved

Ref: 6528