A beautiful piece of Art Nouveau jewellery will be one of the highlights at the upcoming sale at Plymouth Auction Rooms this month. The silver necklace is set with bright green enamelled seashells, moonstones and black opals, its appeal is further enhanced as it bears the stamp ’Newlyn Enamel’. It is rare to find examples of this jewellery produced at the turn of the last century in the small cottage factory created by Reginald Dick.
Stunning pieces were created in Newlyn, with a mixture of semi and precious stones, including sapphire, topaz, and amethyst in the enamel, and set within often beaten cooper and silver. All very much in the Art Nouveau stylised design, and the most common motifs being shells, fish, and flowers.
In good condition this necklace is expected to sell in the region of £1,000 to £1,500 when it appears at auction on the 27th April. For more information, head online to the catalogue here (Lot 116).