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Ernest Blyth for George Tarratt "Vega" brooch

This very simple yet stylish silver brooch was designed by Ernest Blyth for George Tarratt the Leicester jewellers. Know as "Vega" it is designed as a stylised four petalled flower with a convex centre. It has the facsimile signature "Ernest A Blyth" on the rear and has been hallmarked by the Birmingham Assay Office for silver and has the sponsor's mark "GTLd" for George Tarratt. Although the hallmark is very rubbed the year mark for 1966 is just discernible. It is also stamped Ivan Tarratt but this mark is also rubbed.

Approximate dimensions:
Weight: 0lbs 05/8ozs - 17gms
Length: 1.57ins - 5cms
Width: 1.97ins - 5cms

George Tarratt established the company under his name in 1913 and established a reputation for supplying quality silverware.
George's son, Ivan Tarratt, joined the company in 1936 after training with Wilson & Gill in London. He expanded the jewellery and watch lines as well as maintaining the company’s reputation for supplying top quality silverware.
In the 1950s and '60s, Ivan Tarratt worked with leading jewellery designers of the time, Geoffrey Bellamy, Ernest Blyth and Toni Taylor to develop an in-house collection of jewellery that was still being produced in the late 1970s - early 1980s.

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