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Charles Ashbee modern era jewellery

Brooch, 1903, Gilded silver, gold, enamel and turquoises

Brooch, 1903, Gilded silver, gold, enamel and turquoises. Charles Ashbee modern era jewellery

In the modern era to the forefront in jewelry came not a master craftsman, making similar to each other “commercial jewels”, but a jeweler creating a customized and truly artistic embellishments, which featured a new imagery that reflected the spirit of time. Thanks to the talent of authors, such jewelry art, along with the architecture and art glass, came to the forefront of the development of art in many ways defining features of the new decorative style. The principles of modernity determined work of Charles Robert Ashbee. English designer and jeweler Charles Robert Ashbee was born in Isleworth, on 17 May 1863. He was a man of immense talents and energy and a defining figure in the Arts and Crafts Movement. In 1888 he founded the Guild and School of Crafts in London’s East End. Seven years later, the school was closed, but the Guild, continued to exist for many years as an important center for the ideals of the Arts and Crafts period, producing furniture, metalwork, jewelry, enamels and printing on fabrics.

A pendant set closeup

A pendant set closeup. Charles Ashbee modern era jewellery

Charles Ashbee was gay, it was a time when homosexuality was illegal, he married Janet Forbes, and had four children: Mary, Helen, Prue and Felicity. He died in Sevenoaks, Kent, on May 23, 1942 and was buried at St Peter and St Paul’s Church in Seal, Kent, where he was church architect.

A pendant set with a central enamel with a turquoise above and turquoise drops. The gold chain with blister pearls. 1902

A pendant set with a central enamel with a turquoise above and turquoise drops. The gold chain with blister pearls. 1902

Buckle belt 'Fish'. Around 1897, silver, turquoise

Buckle belt ‘Fish’. Around 1897, silver, turquoise. Charles Ashbee modern era jewellery

Charles Ashbee Art Nouveau jewelry. Guild of Handicraft Brooch In the form of a Peacock Standing on an opal orb. 1900. Silver, gold, opal, peridot

Charles Ashbee Art Nouveau jewelry. Guild of Handicraft Brooch In the form of a Peacock Standing on an opal orb. 1900. Silver, gold, opal, peridot

Charles Ashbee Art Nouveau jewelry

Charles Ashbee Art Nouveau jewelry

Charles Ashbee jewelry

Charles Ashbee modern era jewellery

Charles Ashbee jewelry

Charles Ashbee jewelry

Charles Ashbee jewelry

Charles Ashbee modern era jewellery

Charles Ashbee jewelry. Guild of Handicraft Buckle. 1902, England

Charles Ashbee jewelry. Guild of Handicraft Buckle. 1902, England

Charles Ashbee jewelry. Guild of Handicraft Buckle. 1902, England

Charles Ashbee jewelry. Guild of Handicraft Buckle. 1902, England

Charles Ashbee rare vintage brooch Peacock

Charles Ashbee rare vintage brooch Peacock

Charles Robert Ashbee pendant and necklace Peacock

Charles Robert Ashbee pendant and necklace Peacock

Charles Robert Ashbee. Suspension. 1902 Gold, pearls, amethyst, moonstone

Charles Robert Ashbee. Suspension. 1902 Gold, pearls, amethyst, moonstone

Charles Ashbee modern era jewellery

Charles Ashbee modern era jewellery – snowdrop pendant, 1900

Enamel marsh-bird decorated with moonstones and pearls by Charles Robert Ashbee as a hair ornament that was later converted to a brooch

Enamel marsh-bird decorated with moonstones and pearls by Charles Robert Ashbee as a hair ornament that was later converted to a brooch

Guild of Handicraft Belt or Cloak Clasp, 1902

Guild of Handicraft Belt or Cloak Clasp, 1902

Guild of Handicraft Bird Brooch, Silver & garnet, 1900

Guild of Handicraft Bird Brooch, Silver & garnet, 1900

Silver and enamel buckle set mother-of -pearl formed as two winged butterflies

Silver and enamel buckle set mother-of -pearl formed as two winged butterflies

Three Serving Spoons, 1899

Three Serving Spoons, 1899

Tree Pendant. Silver, Enamel, Pearl

Tree Pendant. Silver, Enamel, Pearl

Charles Robert Ashbee

Charles Robert Ashbee (1863-1942)

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