Posted 3 years ago
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.