Art Nouveau Murrle Bennett Turquoise brooch c.1905
A fabulous Art Nouveau turquoise brooch by Murrle Bennett.
This stylish Celtic revival brooch has a large central matrix turquoise to the centre within two stylised leaves. It has a pearl set to the top and an articulated smaller turquise to the base.
The brooch is open to the reverse typical of Murrle Bennett's designs.
The brooch is signed to the reverse and is in excellent condtion. It could be easily converted to a pendant if required.
Murrle Bennett & Co was established in 1896 in London by Ernst Murrle & J.B Bennett. They specialised in high quality affordable silver & gold jewellery and produced jewellery predominantly in the Art Nouveau style.
Their designs were often characterized by abstract motifs typical of Art Nouveau and the Arts & Crafts movements. Often comprised of Celtic inspired interlacing elements, stylized foliate forms, pierced geometric shapes, luminous enamels & semi-precious stones. Many of their items were made for and sold by Liberty & Co in London.
Price Code: C, £1000 - £2500
Era: Art Nouveau, 1890 - 1915
Measurements: Brooch 4cm in length, 3.1cm wide, 7.7 grams in weight
Hallmarks: Stamped 15CT MB Co