About this object

  • Maker:

    Mills, Ernestine

  • ID:

    95.167/1

  • Production date:

    1909

  • Location:

    On Display: Museum of London: Galleries of Modern London: World City Gallery: Capital Concerns

  • Enamelled silver pendant with semi-precious stones made by Ernestine Mills to commemorate the release from Holloway prison of Lousie Mary Eates, Secretary of Kensington Women's Social and Political Union. The pendant in silver enamel represents the winged figure of Hope singing outside the prison bars and is attached to a chain with stones of purple, white and green. Louise Eates was imprisoned in Holloway for one month having been arrested in Parliament Square in March 1909 while taking part in a deputation with Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence . On her release in May 1909 Kensington WSPU gave their secretary a 'royal welcome'. After greeting her at the gates of Holloway they arranged a meeting of welcome in Kensington Town Hall. Here she was presented with the pendant made especially for the occasion by Ernestine Mills.

  • Measurements

    H 175 mm; L 40 mm (approx)

  • Materials

    silver; enamel

  • Rights Credit

    © V.I. Cockroft

  • Last Updated

    2018-02-01

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    permanent collection

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    Cockroft, V. Irene

  • Related Event

    Suffragette Campaign 1903-1918

  • Related Person

    Eates, Louise Mary (commemorative)

  • Related place

    Islington (used)

  • Related Group

    The Suffragettes

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