Necklace and Pendant

Nelson and Edith Dawson, 1859-1942

Gold set with sapphires and diamonds; the trilobed pendant, which is surmounted by a crown of fleur-de-lys, depicts flowers exceuted in translucent enamels over foil.

Since the Dawsons rarely used facet-cut precious stones in their work, this necklace and pendant probably was a private commision, possibly one of the series of jewels ordered for Lady Stanley by her husband.

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