Arts & Crafts brooch by Barnet Henry Joseph (1865-1929), in rose and yellow 9 karat gold. The brooch has a triangular shape and is composed of openwork interlacing. It is a typical pattern of English Art Nouveau movement, also called Arts & Crafts. In the center, a pink quartz cabochon adorns the piece in a serrated setting. The composition is decorated with a fine elongated pearl (not tested), also called a soufflure. English brooch made by Henry Joseph Barnet, circa 1910.
Signed BHJ on the reverse. Gold tested 9k.
Dimensions : 4 cm x 3,5 cm
Weight : 4,93 gr
B.H. Joseph & Co, a jewellery manufacturing and selling company, was started by Barnet Henry Joseph and his brother Henry Joseph in 1865 in Birmingham. From 1878, B.H. Joseph & Co opened showrooms in London and was considered one of the most famous jewellery houses. They made many designs and this pendant is a good example of an Arts & Crafts style.