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An Edward VII silver and enamel dressing table set, designed by Jessie M. King for Liberty & Co., Birmingham,

1906-1913

Estimate
12,00015,000
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162
An Edward VII silver and enamel dressing table set, designed by Jessie M. King for Liberty & Co., Birmingham,

1906-1913

Estimate
12,00015,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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An Edward VII silver and enamel dressing table set, designed by Jessie M. King for Liberty & Co., Birmingham,

1906-1913

applied with stylised flowers and birds and enamelled in blue and green within organic flower forms, comprising: a tray, a hand mirror, three brushes, a comb, and a shoe horn, in the original card box
Quantity: 8
tray 30cm, 11 3/4 in wide
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Exhibited

The Liberty Style, Japan, June 1999, p.122, no. 192
Articles in the same design: Liberty's 1875-1975: An Exhibition to Mark the Firm's Centenary, Victoria and Albert Museum, July-October 1975, p.64, cat. nos D115 A-H

Literature

The hair brush illustrated: The Studio Yearbook of Decorative Art, 1909, p. 143
A dish in the same design illustrated: Gerald & Celia Larner, The Glasgow Style, Edinburgh, 1979, no. 199

Catalogue Note

Jessie M. King was an instructor in book decoration at the Glasgow School of Art and an exponent of the ‘Glasgow Style’. She had a successful career as an illustrator working for Scottish and English publishers while also producing designs for wallpapers, textiles and a variety of items for Liberty & Co. King appears to have been one of Liberty’s most successful jewellery designers, with her necklaces, pendants, buttons, and brooches incorporating the elliptical curves, stylised roses, and birds that became her signature. These designs first appeared in Liberty catalogues in 1905 and were still in production over twenty years later.

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