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Necklace and Pendant

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The Cuzner Family

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1998M4
Collection:Applied Art - Jewellery
Date:1912 c - 1912 c

Maker Information

Jeweller:Bernard Cuzner - View biography for Bernard Cuzner


Bernard Cuzner worked for a silver firm whilst he attending evening classes at the recently opened Vittoria Street School for jewellers and silversmiths under Robert Catterson Smith, who with Arthur Gaskin (1862-1928) influenced his work during the early years. In around 1900 Cuzner started to design jewellery for the London retailers Liberty. It is also thought that he was employed by the Birmingham Guild of Handicraft. In 1910 he was appointed Head of the Metalwork Department at the Birmingham School of Art in Margaret Street, a position he held until his retirement in 1942.

Purchased with assistance from the National Art Collection Fund, the MGC/VandA Purchase Grant Fund and The Gaskin Fund.

Further Information

Production Period:20th Century
Medium:Silver gilt set with aquamarines, green chalcedonies, and a flawed pink cabuchon sapphire.
Place of Origin:Birmingham, England


Height:6.5 cm
Width:3.5 cm