1. A Liberty & Co fringe necklace, c.1900, combining yellow gold scroll work with cabochon blue/green opals, faceted green emeralds and small seed pearls sold for £5800 at Hansons’ September auction in Teddington, south London. It came in its original case printed in gold to the lid: Liberty & Co Ltd, Regent Street, London.
2. Although unmarked, the original design for this enamel, pearl and yellow metal necklace (no 2 above) – probably by Charles Robert Ashbee – is illustrated in a page from Guild of Handicraft’s first catalogue published in about 1895. Eight graduated deep blue enamel ‘flowerheads’ with baroque pearl centres form the core design. In very good condition, noting one small chip to the enamel, it took £3800 at Cheffins in Cambridge on October 11.
3. Murrle Bennett & Co, established in London by Ernst Murrle and John Baker Bennett, specialised in good quality but affordable silver, gold and semi-precious stone jewellery in modish Anglo- German styles. Despite the ‘hand-hammered’ appearance and the Arts & Crafts styling, most pieces were machine made. This Celtic-inspired 15ct gold bracelet c.1905 (no 3 above) fashioned with graduating turquoise in polished caged settings sold for £1000 at Dreweatts in Newbury on October 10.