Pure Arts and Crafts* design in this truly lovely brooch inspired by nature and countryside beauty.  The brooch has been crafted in a design that evokes thoughts of butterflies.  The oval cabochon turquoise representing the wings with the smaller, round cabochons the "eyes" on the butterfly's wings.  A small, white, baroque pearl suspends from the brooch.  Wrought in a finely-crafted yellow gold with a semi-open work frame, the brooch is marked on the reverse with "9ct" and the maker's mark of "BHJ".  Fastening via hinged pin in good working order and a C-scroll catch.  Measuring approx. 43mm from wing tip to wing tip and 35mm from wing top to the base of the pearl.

 

 

* Inspired by the reformist passion of figures such as William Morris and John Ruskin, the Arts and Crafts movement had a huge effect on Victorian society. Its advocates looked to history and to the countryside to counteract the damaging effects of industrial production, developing a quietly revolutionary new take on domestic design.

 

Source: The V&A Museum

Arts and Crafts Gold Brooch with Cabochon Cut Turquoise and Baroque Pearl

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