Jack Spencer, silver gilt brooch, titled ‘Coral‘, Sheffield 1970, stamped ‘J.S.‘ for Jack Spencer, numbered 2, 5.3 cm long by 2.2 cm wide SOLD
This was one of the first jewels that Jack designed and made. He limited his production of each design of his jewellery to no more than 200, with the exception of his ‘Hallmark’ cufflinks, which extended to 500. The numbers on his jewels are sequential for that design. Therefore this brooch was the second of this design to be made, the first he presented to his wife Brenda. This example is early in his solo career and is also unusual in that it is a silver gilt jewel, something I have not seen before in Jack Spencer’s production of jewellery. The inspiration for this brooch were barnacles on a rock on a beach. Jack however felt that a brooch titled ‘Barnacles’ was hardly romantic! So he went with Coral to maintain the marine connection.