Herbarium No PF 157.3 Scientific Name GIARDINETTO Common Name Flowerbasket Type Brooch Place Austrian importmark on pin Date 1950s? Collected by Unknown Material Hessonite garnet vase, toumaline leafs, diamond and amethyst, toumaline, citrine flowers, 750/1000 and 585/1000 gold tested Size 35,4 x 22,8 mm Total Weight 8,1 grams Condition Good Price €1450 *
Herbarium Nr 191 Scientific Name GIARDINETTO ALPINAE Common Name Bunch of Alpineflowers Type Brooch Place Austria Date 1930s Collected by M.A? V.K? Material Rose cut and old European cut diamonds, agate, carnelian, lapis lazuli, 585/1000 white gold 14ct, platinum settings Size 50,2 x 43,5 mm Total Weight 9,6 grams Condition Good Price € 1750 *
Herbarium No. 028 Scientific Name VIOLA Common Name Violet Type Brooch Place Germany Date 1950s-60s Collected by Unknown. The flowershaped mark Gesetzlich Geschutzt is the German equivalent of a patent. Material Amethyst, nephrite, diamond, 585/1000 gold 14 ct Size 59,3 x 34 mm Total Weight 11,73 grams Condition Good Price 875 EUR All information, or at least a lot, about violets can be found on the website of the American Violet Society
Herbarium No. 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.