About this object

  • Maker:

    Mills, Ernestine

  • ID:

    96.14

  • Production date:

    1908-1912

  • Location:

    On Display: Museum of London: People's City: Suffragettes

  • Enamelled brooch designed and made by the artist and enamellist Ernestine Mills. Ernestine Mills made this brooch in the suffragette colours either as a private commission or for sale at a fund raising event. Enamelled with the WSPU motto 'Votes for Women' in white it is surrounded by a green wreath and set against a purple ground. On the reverse are scratched the initials of the previous owner 'Mrs G I W'. Ernestine Mills studied at the Slade School of Art and was associated with the Arts & Crafts movement. Although she made several items of enamel jewellery for the suffrage campaign, she was not formally linked to any particular suffrage society.

  • Measurements

    DM 27 mm; H 7 mm

  • Materials

    metal; enamel

  • Rights Credit

    © V.I. Cockroft

  • Last Updated

    2011-08-24

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