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1780s Georgian handpainted porcelain cut steel brooch and earrings with mother of pearl back.

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    Posted 6 years ago

    Agram.m
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    Since I started studying at Silesian meshwork , Berlin Iron and early Cut steel jewelry and moreover I saw a pair of earrings with a cut steel edge which were the same as the brooch I showed you about 4 years ago on CW i came to the conclusion that this brooch is even older than i thought. I'll suppose dated around 1780. I couldn't resist to buy these earring to form a beautiful demi-parure. It’s a really lovely original demi-parure this brooch and earrings in the finest tiniest cut steel, with mother of pearl back. The front has cut steel surround and this cut steel has about 16 cuts which is for sure very old dated late 18th century. This would date it to 1816-17. This would fit the style of cut steel boarder (I would have dated it earlier otherwise; certainly no later). Cut steel was very expensive and popular in the Georgian era, each piece of steel in attached separately to the frame(see back of one earring photo number 4 This little demi-parure could also date to the mid-18th century.
    Brooch and earrings are set porcelain showing different scenes also a young lady on the swing being pushed what appears to be a servant or footman. In excellent wearing condition. The fronts of the earrings have cut steel surrounds, and are set with porcelain in the centers, showing a man playing a lute (?) and a gentle woman. Later silver wire fittings. All in excellent condition.
    Size of the earrings 0.9 x 0.7 inches (23 x 18mms). Weight together 6.38 grams.

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    1. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      kyratango and aghcollect you are so very quick in your love I can hardly believe, thanks!
    2. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Ooh, what a lucky find! They do seem to be born together!!! A true gem!
    3. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      kyratango, indeed you're so right. A little miracle so old jewelry. My brooch already four years one of my treasures and now to find those matching earrings.
      Both findings in the UK. I was really lucky. Thanks for your quick and nice response.
    4. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Vetraio50 thank you for interest and love.
    5. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Beautiful set Agram, and as usual, your information is great.
    6. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      racer4four thank you for your nice compliment and love you give m once again.
      I'm very happy with these beauties as you can understand.
    7. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      valentino97 thanks for love
    8. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      SEAN68 thanks for interest and love.
    9. Bluboi Bluboi, 6 years ago
      Agram, lovely pieces. What type of earring clip on them (I am always interested in the findings of jewelry!).
    10. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Bluboi, thanks for your interest and compliment. On the last photo you see one earring on back site. Later silver wire fittings.
    11. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Wonderful parure!
    12. Zowie Zowie, 6 years ago
      You are doing really well I will have to sit down one day & go Wright through your posts I noticed a few I have missed. Very pretty
    13. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      AnneLanders and Elisabethan thanks for interest and love.
    14. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Zowie thanks for your love and nice comment.
    15. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      CindyB thanks for your interest and love.
    16. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Vintagelamp thanks for love
    17. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 6 years ago
      As a magic travel across the time, this is what I feel watching your post Agram.
      Very beautiful scenes, lovely set!
    18. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Virginia.vintage what is said very nice, thanks for this and for your love.
    19. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 6 years ago
      wonderful thanks for the post
    20. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      kivatinitz thanks for interest and love
    21. Zowie Zowie, 6 years ago
      My pleasure I only spoke the truth
    22. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Zowie there are not so many people who speak only the truth. Although this is normal it's still special.
    23. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Agram, these to complement the parure!
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    24. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      kyratango, thanks for your attention, I'm going to keep an eye on!
    25. Zowie Zowie, 6 years ago
      I cannot see the point in saying you like something when you don't it's best not to say anything at all & I hate being lied to so I just don't do it. To each there own in there way of thinking
    26. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Zowie, I agree of course. Thanks for your opinion and comment.
    27. Zowie Zowie, 6 years ago
      My pleasure not to many believe in the truth anymore I figured it's the way things now lay in these times but it doesn't have to be the way I am glad to see more people feel this way
    28. Agram.m Agram.m, 5 years ago
      JoyB thanks for love
    29. truthordare truthordare, 3 months ago
      For me these porcelain images are very familiar, as inspired or by Fragonard, an artist in France during the 18th century, and a favorite of Marie Antoinette. To this day we find some reproductions often by Limoges, of these types of motifs and decorations. My mother had some lidded porcelain jars with them on the lid.
      https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/57fc0aed15d5dbd5e1a9c01b/1545587121085-HMW8O9G2HN4C7AGF9PS5/ke17ZwdGBToddI8pDm48kKAwwdAfKsTlKsCcElEApLR7gQa3H78H3Y0txjaiv_0fDoOvxcdMmMKkDsyUqMSsMWxHk725yiiHCCLfrh8O1z5QPOohDIaIeljMHgDF5CVlOqpeNLcJ80NK65_fV7S1UegTYNQkRo-Jk4EWsyBNhwKrKLo5CceA1-Tdpfgyxoog5ck0MD3_q0rY3jFJjjoLbQ/cobalt-limoges-fragonard-plate-4.jpg?format=1000w

      Here is a short bio of the artist:
      "Apparently, these courting couples were inspired from the work of artist Jean Honore Fragonard (1732-1806). Fragonard was a French painter of the Rococo style who was popular in the latter half of the 18th Century, around the time of Marie Antoinette, Louis XV and Louis XVI. Rococo painters featured pastoral landscapes and incorporated in their paintings myths of love, cherubs, cupids, venus and mythical creatures. Portraiture was very popular among the Rococo painters and featured aristocratic courting couples on leisurely outings.
      It seems that the French Revolution put an end to many of the careers of Rococo painters as their aristocratic patrons no longer could support them. This was not, however, the end of the Fragonard Courting Couple which has continued as a motif to this day. The first great revival of the couple was in the late Victorian times when they appeared on hand painted brooches and in miniature paintings. "

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