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Carnation 1950s €3250

Herbarium No. 003 Scientific Name DIANTHUS caryophyllus Common Name Carnation or clove pink Type Brooch Place Made in Milano, Italy Date 1950s Collected by Hallmark 293 for Lina Lazzeri Material 750/1000 18 ct white gold, diamonds, realistic enamelled Size 58 x 33 mm Total Weight 23,3 grams Condition Good Price 3250 EUR     A Boutonnière is a floral decoration worn by men on their left lapel. Since the mid 18th century the traditional method was to push the flower’s calyx trough the lapel buttonhole. Although a fairly sturdy ruffled carnation will liven up any outfit, every day, usually a boutonnière…

flowers to sprinkle

Flowers 1950s €4350

Herbarium No 94 Scientific Name BRASSICALES Common Name Set enamelled flower pins Type 13 pins, small brooches Place Italy Date 1950s-6os Collected by Unknown Material 750/1000 gold 18 ct, enamel Size 15,5 – 18 mm Total Weight 36,2 grams Condition Good Price 4350 EUR     A bouquet of enamelled brooches; colourful flowers to sprinkle on your clothes. These pins look great on a collar, but also on a hat or bag. Some pins are identical pairs, but most of them are various flowers. They might be fantasy flowers, but others seem to be Brassicales, a family of flowering vegetables; some…

Mistletoe enamel

Mistletoe

Herbarium Nr 101 Scientific Name VISCUM ALBUM Common Name Mistletoe Type Brooch Place Italy Date 1970’s Collected by Baril Meteo Material 750/1000 gold 18 k, enamel, cultured pearls Size 35,6 x 31,2 mm Total Weight 5,28 grams Condition Good Price Sold       Kissing under the mistletoe was first referred to in late 18th century England. Some claim the origins of this tradition are within Norse mythology. But, history aside, no excuse is needed to kiss a loved one under a real mistletoe, or while wearing this brooch. Source image 3: anaphylaxis.org.uk   Please follow and like us:

bouquet of roses

Roses 1950s €1450

Herbarium No. 126 Scientific Name ROSA Common Name Rose Type Brooch Place Probably Italian, English import hallmarks Date 1950s Collected by Unknown Material 750/1000 gold 18 ct, 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 symbolises 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: