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Designers & Jewellery 1850–1940

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

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Drawing together 70 examples of jewellery and metalwork created from the Fitzwilliam’s collection, this exhibition explores the exuberant period of design from the mid 19th century to the start of the Second World War. These works represent a number of styles, from the intricate historicism and neo-gothic of Catellani, Giuliano and William Burges to the naturalistic Arts and Crafts style of C.R. Ashbee and Phoebe Traquair. Find out more about ‘Designers and Jewellery’ from the Fitzwilliam’s website.

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Gold and agate brooch (after 1881–98), made by Watherston & Son. Courtesy Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Hinged enamelled gold pendant, depicting Pegasus drinking from the Fountain of Hippocrene, with miniature of Edith Emma Cooper (1901), designed by Charles Sousy Ricketts; made by Giuliano. Courtesy Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Silver and carnelian brooch (1928–29), Sybil Dunlop. Courtesy Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Bowl and cover (1906–07), designed by Charles Robert Ashbee; made by a silversmith at the Guild of Handicraft, Chipping, Campden. Courtesy Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Serviette napkin ring set with amethysts (1900–01), designed by Charles Robert Ashbee; made by the Guild of Handicraft, Chipping, Campden. Courtesy Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

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