Child & Child

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Child and Child Enamel, Diamond and Yellow Sapphire Butterfly Brooch c.1896. Photo Courtesy of Christie's.

CHILD AND CHILD (1880 - 1916)
An English jeweller known for its Art Nouveau jewellery. In 1880, the firm first opened its doors at Seville Street in Knightsbridge, London.[1] While initially producing neo-Renaissance jewellery, Child and Child later created beautiful Art Nouveau and Edwardian jewels. Its bright, beautiful enamel work won the firm acclaim and even Royal patronage. Its pieces often featured peacock, insect, or wing motif designs and were typically fabricated in silver. From 1891 until 1916, Child and Child was located at 35 Alfred Place, Kensington.[2] In 1916, it closed its doors.






Child & Child Jewelry Maker's Mark

Child & Child

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Child & Child
UK
London England
1880-1916

Specialties

1880

  • Harold & Walter Child opened their firm.

c.1891.

  • Began as plate workers, became manufacturing jewelers.
  • Royal Warrant for Queen Alexandra.

1899

  • Partnership dissolved
  • Harold continued until 1916.

1916

  • Firm closed.


Notes

  1. Becker, 179.
  2. Bell, 426.

Sources consulted

  • Becker, Vivienne. Art Nouveau Jewelry. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1985. ISBN 0500280789
  • Bell, C. Jeanne. Answers to Questions About Old Jewelry: 1840-1950. 5th ed. Iola, WI: Krause, 1999. ISBN 0896891151 (4th edition, 1996)
  • Bennett, David & Daniela Mascetti. Understanding Jewellery. Suffolk, England: Antique Collectors' Club, 1989. ISBN 1851494308 (3rd edition, 2007)
  • Sataloff, Joseph. Art Nouveau Jewelry: A Practical Guide to Its History and Beauty with Pictures of Over 150 Pieces of Jewelry and a Compendium of International Jeweler’s Marks. Bryn Mawr, PA: Dorrance and Co. Inc., 1984. ISBN 0805929150

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