Morris & Co Artichoke Brass Cuff Bracelet
Handmade in England, beautiful brass (alloy of zinc and copper) cuff with the Artichoke design by John Henry Dearle for Morris & Co. Cuff is easily adjustable to customize the fit to your wrist once on - just apply a slight pressure. Finished in a gold colour way. The brass will patina and change over time to a unique and natural shade.
Cuff dimensions: 0.75" / 1 9mm high - 5.5" / 140 mm inside length - 1.5" / 38 mm opening (adjustable)
One size fits wrist sizes from: 5.5" / 140 mm to 7.5" / 191 mm
The design is finished with a non-waterproof sealant.
Comes wrapped in non-tarnish tissue paper in a black gift box with an organza ribbon - perfect for gift giving.
The magnificent Artichoke was originally designed by John Henry Dearle in 1898 as a multicoloured wallpaper. John Henry Dearle began his long employment with Morris & Co working as a teenager in the firm's Oxford Street shop. William Morris took him under his wing and trained him to work firstly in the stain glass and then as his tapestry assistant. By the early 1880s, Dearle was responsible for training tapestry assistants for the firm. His natural aptitude for design then lead him to becoming, alongside May Morris, the key designer for embroidery patterns at Morris & Co. After the death of William Morris, Dearle became Art Director of Morris & Co.