Rowan coral berry €920

Herbarium No. 171 Scientific Name ROSACEAE Sorbus Aucuparia Common Name Rowan Tree Type Brooch Place Made in Vienna, Austria Date 1950s Collected by Made by Irmgard Bures Material Precious coral, nephrite, 585/1000 gold 14ct Size 52 x 34 mm Total Weight 11,5 grams Condition Good Price 920 EUR     This brooch is to recognise as a branch of a rowan, a common tree in Austria. In the 1950s, when Irmgard Bures designed this rowan brooch, coral was very fashionable and matched the exact colours of the orange-red berry. Nowadays the use of this organic material is restricted to protect the wildlife.  ROSACEAE Sorbus…

Cotoneaster berry €520

Herbarium No 140 Scientific Name Fruit of a COTONEASTER Common Name Cotoneaster berry Type Brooch Place Vienna, Austria Date 1950s – 60s Collected by L.K Material Coral, nephrite, 585/1000 gold 14 ct Size 29,8 x 37,8 mm Total Weight 5,1 grams Condition Good. Price €520     This brooch features small, bright red berries, clustered along the plant stem. As these berries are made from precious coral, one could call this brooch “coral honeysuckle”, but that’s a different berry. The depicted species is probably cotoneaster, a shrub native to China but commonly cultivated in temperate climates worldwide. The mid-20th-century Austrian brooch was…

1920's · Art deco · Berry · Brooch · Celtic · Coral · Scandinavian

Rowan art deco €3150

Herbarium No. 001 Scientific Name ROSACEAE Sorbus Aucuparia Common Name Rowan Tree Type Brooch Place Made in Stockholm Date T7 = 1921 Collected by Made by Märta af Ekenstam (1880-1939) Material Precious coral, ivory and embossed 750/1000 gold 18ct Size 45 x 33,5 mm Total Weight 12,4 grams Condition Good Price 3150 EUR     This art deco brooch has a characteristic symmetrical shape and sharp colour contrast. The floral ornamentation is stylized, but to recognise as the branches of a rowan, a common tree in Swedish forests. In 1921, when Märtha Af Ekenstam designed this rowan brooch, coral and…