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Gold, emerald, ruby & pearl - Suffragette colours
H  7.10 cm (2.80 in)  |  W  3.70 cm (1.46 in)
Origin: England, 1906
Fitted Case
Condition: Very good
Weight: 31.00 Grams
‘The Kingfisher’ is a rare and early example of Cooper going back to the roots of Medieval jewellery and re-interpreting late Roman and Byzantine jewels to create this unique design and superb necklace. Characteristic of his work is the use of 15 carat gold which he preferred because of the richness of the colour, rather than following the ideology of his contemporaries who worked mainly in silver, cf. Vivienne Becker, Art Nouveau Jewelry, London 2010, pp. 155 f. 
Documented: John Paul Cooper sketch-book, p.55 no 239 
The Kingfisher detail p.51 no 196
Exhibited:
Arts & Crafts Exhibition, Grafton Galleries 1906
Literature: 
John Paul Cooper Designer and Craftsman of the Arts & Crafts Movement , N. Natasha Kuzmanovic, 1999. 
Twentieth-century Jewellery, From Art Nouveau to Contemporary Design in Europe and the United States, Alba Cappellieri, 2010, Illustrated p.87

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