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Arts & Crafts Silver, Opal & Abelone Brooch attributed to Rhoda Wager

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Rhoda Wager operated a successful jewellery business in Sydney from 1916 until her retirement in 1946. During this time she made over 12,000 items, each drawn, dated and numbered in sketchbooks. Her work is characterised by the use of semi-precious stones set in foliage decoration hand-wrought in silver

Wager was born in London in 1875. She studied at Art School in Bristol, the Glasgow School of Art (1897-1903) and at Bernard Cuzner’s School of Metalwork at Bourneville. This training provided her with principles of dedication and the importance of design which was fundamental to metalwork and jewellery derived from the Arts and Crafts movement. Her first jewellery pieces date from her time with Cuzner (who, with Jessie M. King and Rex Silver, designed the first range of Cymric jewellery for Liberty’s of London in 1899).

This brooch is finely worked and set with opals, green chalcedony, moonstones and amethysts with a central large oval abelone shell.

Written by Olly Gerrish

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Silver AmethystChrysopraseOpal


Unmarked, tested to silver


Height 2 ¼ in / 5.7 cm
Width 2 ½ in / 6.3 cm

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