Stunning Silver Enameled Murrle Bennett Necklace

Every time I'm in London I try and sneak a couple of hours to myself to visit Liberty's of London on Regent Street in the West End. This last trip, however, I just didn't have the time to head over to Liberty. I'd promised my husband some of this special Chocolate he likes and decided to spend my spare moments shopping for him. When I exited the chocolate shop on New Bond Street, I accidentally went right instead of left and got a bit turned around. Imagine my delight when I popped out right across the street from Liberty's! If fate tells you to go look at Arts & Crafts jewelry, you simply must listen so I popped in and headed to the top floor, where they keep a room that’s an ode to Liberty’s past, filled with Arts and Crafts furniture, objects and jewels.

This is the kind of jewelry that I personally love to wear. Murrle, Bennett and Company is one of my favorite designers, I find their Arts and Crafts style is a delight to my senses. The clean lines, the smooth and bright colors, the weighty feel and fantastic details, all speak to the designer in my soul.

This necklace was lovingly handcrafted in fine silver and features a central plaque and matching drop that are enameled in bright blue and green enamel. The pendant was made by the famed Murrle, Bennet and Company, an Anglo-German firm started by Ernst Murrle and JB Bennett, which produced pieces for retail by the very store I stood in, 'Liberty and Co.', famous London Arts and Crafts dealers. The company was in existence from 1886-1914, this pendant was most likely made around 1900. It is marked on the back with the Murrle Bennett and Co mark and with a 950 stamp indicating the purity of the silver as fine silver. The necklace measures 16.75 inches around the neck, the pendant drop is 53.7 mm long and 14.4 mm across at the widest point, it weighs 13.5 grams.

I come across Murrle Bennett pieces fairly often, but this original necklace was a very rare find, indeed, the chain and plaques pendant are all original to the necklace and it has that very solid feel of only the best quality of Murrle Bennett items.

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ITEM ID: NE0208057VS



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