Saturday, June 18, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

Princess Melilot c. 1916 - 1917

Princess Melilot is a character from the story ‘The Bound Princess’ in Laurence Hausman’s book ‘The Field of Clover’ (Melilot is also a plant, known as ‘sweet clover’). In Hausman’s story, a spell is cast over the princess by her step-sisters, who are jealous of her beauty and charm. She is first turned into a rose-tree and then turned back into herself but is rooted to the ground in an enchanted sleep, unable to move or speak. The hero of the story carries out tasks to break the spell, and on waking, the Princess marries him.

Necklace - c. 1905

A gold and enamel pendant necklace comprising openwork gold floral sprays set with sapphires, designed for Liberty and Co., London.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Moonstone Necklace - c. 1900

For Liberty & Co. a necklace of gold, moonstones and enamel in the form of five pendants on a gold chain. Moonstones were a favourite stone of the period, often used in jewellery worn by suffragettes.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Compas d'Or (Golden Compass)

Pen & Ink on Vellum: 19 cm x 24 cm (7.5" x 9.5").

Friday, June 3, 2011

A floral painted ceramic box

I developed this line of painted pottery from 1920, and it was one of my main sources of income. I purchased the ceramics in 'biscuit' state then painted on my designs and sent the ware back to the ceramic manufacturer for glazing.

This floral painted ceramic box has a seperate lid with the form of a bee as its handle. The box has the verses 'Kissing is out of Fashion / When the Whin is out of Blossom', around the top of the four sides of the box. It has my marks on the base - a rabbit, a green gate and the initials 'JMK'.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A smallsh hand-painted plate

Just 195mm (7.7") across.

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