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Silesian Iron Wire-Work Enameled Cut Steel Brooch, ca.1820

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Posted 3 years ago


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As long as you pay attention and look carefully one can find sometimes something beautiful. These two causes together with many books I've collected about antique jewelry in this case more special the book: Cut Steel and Berlin Iron jewellery by Anne Clifford convinced me this time that I have found a new treasure namely: this Silesian Iron Wire Work Enemaled Cut Steel (probably) Mourning Brooch (end 18s - early 19s).
As I have already written in my comments on my Silesion Iron Wire work Berlin Iron jewelry this kind of manufacturing is most likely started in Silesian (former Germany, nowadays Poland) the second half of the 18s. This brooch was also made in that period of time. It is a mourning brooch set in Silesian Iron Wire-work in combined with Cut steel.
A similar mourning brooch I found on the site with an also very interesting comment :
where the first brooch shown an almost same kind copy.
Magnetic (iron indeed ) held together by iron rings (see back site of the brooch on photos 2-4).
This mourning brooch is despite its age (over 200 years) very well preserved only a few tiny scratches on the enameled plaque with flowers and leaves. Measurement: 4.5 x 3.5 cm.


  1. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
    aghcollect thank you for your interest and loving
  2. Zowie Zowie, 3 years ago
    What a beautiful new treasure you have it pays to keep our eyes open even when looking for other items. It seems to be when I have the most luck when I'm looking for something different altogether. Be safe & have a good day
  3. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
    A great work of jewelery. It shows that humans can make beauty from what are otherwise considered not beautiful things.
    I had not heard of iron jewelery before your posts on it Agram and I find it wonderful.
  4. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
    Zowie you are absolutely right! If you just want to have an eye you'll sometimes unexpectedly find beautiful jewelry. In any case I appreciate like that you always have so much interest in my jewelry and of course thanks for loving!
  5. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
    racer4four human hands are capable of much time and effort to create most beautiful things. Previously, labor expense ratio virtually cost hardly nothing. But because time = money in modern times, of course, far too expensive therefore that on jewelry usually not too much time should be spent.
    But just that enormous patience professionals spent before besides craftsmanship, is precisely what I admire more in antique jewelry.
    Glad I could help you now you also have come to appreciate iron jewelry.. This way we can all learn from each other.
    In any case, thank you for your interest and loving.
  6. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
  7. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
    Thank you SEAN68 for attention and loving
  8. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
    Your very welcome Agram.m!! :)
  9. AmberRose AmberRose, 3 years ago
    Oh my the details!
  10. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
    Hello AmberRose probably the language but please what do you mean with your comment? Of course thank you for loving !
  11. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
    Amber loves the details. I do too. Thank you for the research. This is just gorgeous!
  12. AmberRose AmberRose, 3 years ago
    Yes, how every little part makes it so beautiful.
  13. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
    Valentino97 and AmberRose Oh !! Now I understand, thanks for the explanation. sometimes its easier to understand than I first thought. thanks also for your lovings .
  14. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
    Thanks Amber. Its here almost four o'clock in the morning I cannot sleep so I "talk" with you!!
  15. Zowie Zowie, 3 years ago
    You have so many beautiful pieces that I enjoy to look at & try & learn from. So many on this site have a great amount of knowledge to learn from & it's always nice to have a bit of help to find out about your own pieces. A lot of my things in time there is a good chance I will sell so it pays to know something about it or them whatever the case may be. Have a safe day to you & yours.
  16. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
    Zowie thank you for your nice positive comment. I like to be able to give structure to fellow collectors in sharing my knowledge about jewelry. The same way you help me with questions about jewelry. So this site is a paradise for lovers of beautiful pieces but also very instructive. It is hoped that we can show beautiful things to enjoy and to learn from each other. So we can work together to build a positive world and that is needed too! I wish you a nice new day !

  17. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
    Freiheit nice to "meet" you again here on CW and thanks for loving.
  18. freiheit freiheit, 3 years ago
    You are very welcome. It is always a pleasure to see your new items. Your taste and your knowledge are impressive!
  19. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
    freiheit thanks for your loving and fantastic compliment, it's more than I deserve. The roots are in my passion for antique jewelry.
  20. Zowie Zowie, 3 years ago
    Thank you Agram.m I have always been told the way to learn is through asking questions. Plus I have always enjoyed looking at your pieces & the information that comes with them. Your variety is all over the board & I have found you have a lot of knowledge. It would be easier face to face as you see the items first hand & can get a better feel for said items. A little kindness can go a long way & in this world today I'm afraid there is not enough of it especially as it is one of those things in this life that is free. Stay positive be safe & happy to you & yours.
  21. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
    petey thanks for your interest and loving
  22. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
    Elisabethan thanks for your interest and loving

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