A wonderful Art and Crafts brooch signed Murrle Bennett & Co! The brooch dates back to c1900 and features a beautiful vitreous enamel embellishment of 'peacock' blue and green shades. It is further adorned with four flower profiles at border intervals. Quatrefoil shaped and slightly convexed brooch measures 23.6mm x 19.10mm. The high-quality detail really beam through on this small beauty!
The brooch carries the 'MB Co' mark that was used for Murrle Bennett along with the silver purity stamp '950'- stamped on the reverse. Pin and 'C' loop on the reverse - all in good working order.
Murrle Bennett & Co was established in London by Ernst Murrle and J.B Bennett and specialized in high quality affordable silver and gold jewelry. The firm produced jewelry predominantly in the Art Nouveau style between 1896-1914. Their designs were often characterized by abstract motifs typical of Art Nouveau and the Arts & Crafts movements. Often comprised of Celtic inspired interlacing elements, stylized foliate forms, pierced geometric shapes, luminous enamels and precious or semi-precious stones. After World War I, the company was renamed White Redgrove & White. Murrle Bennett & Co jewelry is now highly sought-after and widely collected.