Posted 1 month ago
As long as you pay attention and look carefully you can find sometimes something beautiful. These two cases and the many books I've collected also about antique jewelry and especially the book: Cut Steel and Berlin Iron jewellery by Anne Clifford now also made sure that I have found this new treasure namely: this Silesian Iron Wire Work Cut Steel Mourning Brooch (end 18s - early 19s).
As I have already written in my comments on my Silesion Iron Wire Work Berlin Iron jewelry this fabrication is most likely started in Silesian in the second half of the 18s. This brooch was also made in the same period of time. It is a mourning brooch set in Silesian Iron Wire-work in combination with Cut steel.
A similar mourning brooch I found on the site with a very interesting comment about this subject :
where the first brooch shown an almost the same kind copy.
Magnetic (iron indeed ) held together by iron rings (see back photo).
This mourning brooch is despite its age of over 200 years very well preserved only a few tiny scratches on the enameled plaque with flowers and leaves and the dimensions are: 4.5 x 3.5 cm.