John Brogden

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John Brogden was an English goldsmith known for his ancient, Egyptian, and Renaissance revival designs. Brodgen worked in London from 1842 to 1885.[1] In 1867, he exhibited at the Paris International Exhibition, winning a gold medal for his jewellery. Along with the firm Giuliano, he produced some of England's best examples of revival style jewellery. Even the masters themselves, the Castellani, praised his work at the 1878 International Exhibition in Paris.[2]

An antique enamelled gold pendant by John Brogden, circa 1867. Image courtesy of Wartski.

John Brogden

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John Brogden



  • Brogden and Garlend.


  • Garland and Watherston


  • Partner in Watherston and Brogden.

1851, 1862, 1867 & 1878

  • Exhibited a the exhibitions, gold medal in 1867.

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  1. Bell, 138-9.
  2. Flower, 243

Sources Consulted

  • Bell, C. Jeanne. Answers to Questions About Old Jewelry: 1840-1950. 5th ed. Iola, WI: Krause, 1999.
  • Bennett, David & Daniela Mascetti. Understanding Jewelry. Suffolk, England: Antique Collectors' Club, 1989.
  • Flower, Margaret. Victorian Jewellery. Mineola, NY: Dover, 2002.

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