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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.

  • Maker:
    Mills, Ernestine
  • Production Date:
    1908-1912
  • ID no:
    96.14
  • Location:
    On Display: Museum of London: People's City: Suffragettes
Further Information
  • Number of items: 1
  • Measurements: DM 27 mm; H 7 mm
  • Materials: metal; enamel
  • Status: permanent collection
  • Copyright Holder: Cockroft, V. Irene
  • Rights Credit: © V.I. Cockroft
  • Last Updated: 2011-08-24
  • Related Event:
    Suffragette Campaign 1903-1918
  • Related Organisation:
    Women's Social and Political Union
  • Related Group:
    The Suffragettes
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