Posted 3 years ago
A few more of the "ASTRA"S with some of the shield shapes.
These ovals also were used in making up brooches.
"This type of Ruskin style cabochon or medallion made by Minton & Hollins were described in the Pottery Gazette 1919, as "a series of medallions suitable for mounting as brooches". They are rounded on top & flat on the back & all of them are impressed "ASTRA". from an ebay ad for a pair
When I bought them a young friend who was doing a jewellery course offered to double the money I'd spent on them. He wanted to put them in metal cages. I decided that I needed them more than he.