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Chrysanthemum 1890 €875

Herbarium No. 38 Scientific Name CHRYSANTHEMUM Common Name Mum, chrysanth Type Barbrooch Place USA Date Circa 1890 Collected by Unknown Material 585/1000 gold 14 ct, enamel, diamond, natural pearl Size 52 x 13,4 mm Total Weight 5,9 grams Condition Good Price 875 EUR     The name “chrysanthemum” refers to the Ancient Greek: χρυσός chrysos (gold) and ἄνθεμον anthemion (flower). Depicted on this brooch is indeed a golden flower, 14-carat gold, to be precise, but the goldsmith covered it entirely with white enamel. Most species of chrysanth or ‘mum’, the flower’s common name, originate from East Asia. The chrysanth is, according to Confucius, one…