Art Nouveau jewellery by Murrle Bennett brings that certain sparkle to the saleroom17 May 2021 Jewellery made by an Anglo-German collaboration from the 1890s is still in vogue today
The firm Murrle Bennett & Co brought Jugendstil jewellery to Britain from the 1890s and it is still collectable.
The company, first known as Siegele & Bennett, was a collaboration between German émigré Siegele, his cousin Ernst Mürrle and their British partner JB Bennett.
Here are four examples coming up online at auctions around the UK this coming week.
1. Green and silver necklace
This silver necklace, has a central large drop pendant set with mottled green hardstone cabochon and a large baroque pearl drop. It is flanked with five similar smaller pendants to each side and estimated at £300-500 at Batemans sale on May 21.
2. Enamel brooch
This enamel brooch in the Arts & Crafts style is coming up at Tennants on May 22. The white oval plaque brooch with beaded detail is flanked by square sections enamelled in blue and green and is estimated at £350-500.
3. Turquoise brooch
4. Gold and tourmaline necklace
Among the items in the higher price range is this gold and tourmaline lavalier necklace with a cushion-cut and two oval-cut green tourmalines. Set in 15ct yellow gold it is estimated at £1200-1500 at Dawsons May 20 jewellery auction.