Superb Arts & Crafts Necklace
Superb Arts & Crafts Necklace
Superb Arts & Crafts Necklace
Superb Arts & Crafts Necklace
Superb Arts & Crafts Necklace
Superb Arts & Crafts Necklace
Superb Arts & Crafts Necklace
Superb Arts & Crafts Necklace

JOHN HAUGHTON MAURICE BONNOR (1875-1917)

Superb Arts & Crafts Necklace

c. 1905 United Kingdom

Offered by Tadema Gallery

£27,000 gbp
Request Information Call Dealer
Favourite Item
A superb Arts & Crafts gold, opal & ruby necklace by John Bonnor
We feel this piece can easily hold its place alongside the other great Artificers’ Guild jewels by Edward Spencer, John Paul Cooper & Henry Wilson.
Excellent. No perceivable wear or damage to the gold work.
Lightning Ridge black opals with most showing light surface crazing typical of opals of this age over 100 years old.
An unsigned design drawing for this necklace is in the Artificers' Guild archive belonging to the Goldsmiths' Company. It differs slightly from the finished necklace but pencil annotations on the sketch show the addition of the rubies and confirm that the opals belonged to the client.
cf. Jewelry & Metalwork in the Arts & Crafts Tradition,
Elyse Zorn Karlin, 1993, page 43
British jeweller John Houghton Maurice Bonnor (1875-1917) trained as an architectural draughtsman before being taught by Henry Wilson, with whom he forged a lifelong friendship, at the Central School of Arts and Crafts. From 1905, he was head of the metal workshop at the Artificers' Guild before setting up his own metalwork, jewellery and stained glass, mosaic and sculpture studio with his wife, Nancy Agar, in 1908. For further information see "John Houghton Maurice Bonner: A little known designer of the Arts and Crafts Movement", by Muriel Wilson, The Journal of the Decorative Arts Society 1850-the Present, No 28 (2004), pp. 108-125.
Dimensions
Height 10.30 cm (4.06 inches)
Width 3.80 cm (1.50 inches)
Depth 43.50 cm (17.13 inches)
Weight 31.20g (1.00oz t)
Stock Code
8345
Medium
Gold Opal Ruby
Signed/Inscribed
Signed verso: ‘JHMB’ artist’s monogram
Tadema Gallery

Tadema Gallery
10 Charlton Place
Camden Passage
London
N1 8AJ
England

Opening Hours
Contacts
View Dealer Location
Member Since 2006
Members of
View Full Details