A very stylish arts and crafts / art nouveau Charles Horner pendant necklace dating from circa 1905 to 1910.
This lovely necklace is made of silver - stamped 925 on the back and on the chain clasp - and the Celtic knot shaped pendant is set with black onyx. There is a little suspended dropper also set with onyx. This design is reminiscent of the designs of famous arts and crafts designer Archibald Knox.
Although not bearing the Charles Horner monogram, as is often the case with this maker's items, the necklace has been positively identified in the definitive book on Horner - Charles Horner of Halifax by Tom J Lawson. On page 89 an identical necklace, set with mother of pearl instead of onyx, can be found. Please see the last image.
The pendant is 7/8ths inch wide and has an overall drop of just under 1 1/4 inches. The chain is 16 1/2 inches long and fastens securely with a bolt ring.
The necklace is in very good condition with just a very superficial surface scratches to the stone, commensurate with age and use. This is a lovely and very wearable item of art nouveau / arts and crafts jewellery by a renowned maker. Please see my other items of jewellery for sale including a Murrle Bennett brooch.
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