1950's flower arrangement basket brooch

1950’s flower arrangement

Herbarium Nr 137 Scientific Name Giardinetti brooch Common Name Basket filled with flowers Type Double clip brooch Place Probably Belgium Date 1950’s Collected by Unknown Material Platinum, 750/000 gold 18 k, old mine cut diamonds. Size 28,7 x 26,2 mm Total Weight 6,5 grams Condition Good Price 995 EUR     Photo 1: Today’s woman book of flower arranging. Loret Swift, 1954 Photo 2: Platinum & gold flower basket brooch Photo 3: 1950’s Artificial Flowers at the Fancy Goods Department at Woolworths Please follow and like us:

Basket earrings

Basket earrings

Herbarium Nr 123 Scientific Name Unidentified Common Name Baskets filled with gerbera daisies or fantasy flowers Type Basket earrings Place Probably Belgium Date 1950’s Collected by Unknown Material 750/000 yellow and white gold 18 k, synthetic rubies, single cut diamonds. Size 18,8 x 27,4 mm Total Weight 12,2 grams Condition Good Price 2850 EUR     * Please follow and like us:

bouquet of roses

Bouquet of roses

Herbarium Nr. 126 Scientific Name ROSA Common Name Rose Type Brooch Place Probably Italian, English import hallmarks Date 1950’s Collected by Unknown. Material 750/1000 gold 18 k, enamel, single cut diamonds Size  41,5 x 38,5 mm Total Weight 20,4 grams Condition Good. Price 1450 EUR     Roses are probably the most popular flowers and they are often depicted in jewellery. A bouquet of roses symbolizes gratitude. Peach roses convey modesty, sociability and friendship. The three roses on the third photo are by the impressionist Auguste Renoir (1841 – 1919).     Please follow and like us:

Viennese Lily of the valley

Lily of the valley

Herbarium Nr 46 Scientific Name CONVALLARIA MAJALIS Common Name Lily of the valley Type Brooch Place Vienna, Austria Date 1960’s Collected by Irmgard Bures Material Rock crystal, nephrite, brilliant cut diamond, 585/1000 whitegold 14 k Size 86,2 x 37 mm Total Weight 19,21 grams Condition Good Price Sold     * Please follow and like us:

Viennese violets

Viennese violets

Herbarium Nr 107 Scientific Name VIOLA Common Name Violet Type Brooch Place Vienna, Austria Date 1950’s-60’s Collected by I x S Material Amethyst, nephrite, brilliant cut diamond, 585/1000 gold 14 k Size 84,2 x 51,5 mm Total Weight 34,23 grams Condition Good Price 1750 Euro     All information, or at least a lot, about violets can be found on the website of the American Violet Society Please follow and like us:

Basket with Chrysanthemums

Basket with chrysanthemums

Herbarium Nr 88 Scientific Name CHRYSANTHEMUM Common Name Mum or chrysanth Type Basket brooch Place Germany Date 1960’s Collected by K.P Material Carnelian, nephrite, single cut diamonds 585/1000 14 k Size 37,7 x 28,8 mm Total Weight 8,7 grams Condition Good Price Sold     *The 3rd picture is a detail of Flora by Sir Edward Burne Jones and William Morris. Flora seems to be a bit sad, after losing her basket.. The 1960’s gold flower basket brooch with Chrysanthemums was added- an attempt to cheer her up. Please follow and like us:

Harvest basket charm

Harvest basket

Herbarium Nr 109 Scientific Name (fruit/flowers, not identified) Common Name Harvest or flower basket filled with white flowers or fruit Type Charm, pendant Place France Date Late 19th century Collected by Maker unknown Material 750/1000 gold 18 k natural pearls, seedpearls Size 24 x 15,3 mm Total Weight 1,5 grams Condition Good, 3 pearls have cracks Price 375 EUR     * Please follow and like us:

Amsterdam · Bunch of flowers · Modern art · Modern jewellery · Silver · Suzanne Klemm · Tulip · Tulipmania

Tulip ring

Herbarium Nr 019 Scientific Name TULIPA Common Name Tulip Type Ring Place Made in Amsterdam Date 2005 Collected by Susanne Klemm (1965 Zürich -) Material Silver, paper, epoxy Size 42,2 x 44,5 mm Total Weight 29,8 grams Condition Good Price 185 EUR     Link to Suzanne Klemm’s website and to a Dutch page with info about the artist. Link to an excellent article on the Rijksmuseum website, about the 17th century’s fascination and speculation, called Tulipmania. Please follow and like us: