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Essex crystal 6 of 8A reverse painted intaglio of Louis Blériot's plane.Victorian reverse painted crystal intaglio gold stick pin, original domed case.
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    Posted 4 years ago

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    I bought the brooch from England, I wonder if this crest or emblem is known by some of you.

    I searched arm/fist holding oak branch with acorn. ... NOTHING !

    It is a reverse painted crystal intaglio, also known as Essex crystal (but it is a wrong name).
    Mounted in gold brooch.

    Little time consuming repair: a round glass at back, held in place in a second frame with brooch fitting by tiny gold pegs, was broken and dirt took place between it and back of crystal.
    I struggled to remove the pegs, took off the frame for cleaning and put a piece of nacreous plastic as background.

    The brooch is tiny : 7/8" diameter.

    Thank you for any help in identifying the crest !

    Mystery Solved


    1. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 years ago
      You did a spectacular job repairing this! It looks perfect... the acorn looks like a rose to me but the leaves don't match with a rose. That's just what it looks like from here.

      Really pretty and unique.
    2. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 years ago

      Look at that!
    3. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Hi Sue! I immediately thought of the French Socialist emblem :-)
      Thank you for your link to the powerful sculpture, and for your kind compliment!
    4. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 years ago
      You are so very welcome. Pretty cool eh?!
    5. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      What an interesting brooch!
    6. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Thanks Efe !
      Thank you Nicefice, Ho2cultcha, Jscott and Mikelv for your loves :-)
    7. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Gorgeous brooch Kyra.
    8. kiwipaul kiwipaul, 4 years ago
      Hi Kyra, there is a format for describing heraldry and crests, I don't know exactly how it works but yours might something like: A dexter hand and arm in armour, the hand holding a branch of oak. (dexter = right)

      Here's something like it (but not exactly correct):

      So this is probably a family crest, good luck with your search.
    9. Agram.m Agram.m, 4 years ago
      Georgeous Pascale, as kiwipaul already mentioned probably a heraldic item. Perhaps you can find some help on this site:
    10. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Racer, thank you :-)
      Paul and Marga, thank you so much for your help !
      Exploring your links drive me crazy...
      For sure it is a family crest, but still NOTHING. ..
      One day it will come out :-)
    11. Alan2310 Alan2310, 4 years ago
      Wow, love this brooch, I start to look for those.

    12. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 4 years ago
      lovely brooch...what an eye you have when are you going to open a shop up ....? '-)
    13. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Roycroft, maybe one day I'll sell some...
      But I love so much my things I keep on saying tomorrow ; -)
      Thank you my friend !

      Thanks a lot Alan!!!
    14. Rick55 Rick55, 4 years ago
      Lovely brooch and another fantastic job by you Kyra! I've always been fascinated by reverse painted glass! Olive branch?
    15. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 3 years ago
      kyratango, if you look on the right side of the page under Suffolk, there are three or more mentions that may or may not have something to do with your question:
    16. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 3 years ago
      That link is from this book:
      A Dictionary of Suffolk Crests: Heraldic Crests of Suffolk Families
    17. kiwipaul kiwipaul, 3 years ago
      I would say Katherine has nailed it. Based on the information on that page this piece may have been made for Joseph R. I. NASH of Somerleyton who died in 1922.

      There is a little bit of biographical information about him on this Bonhams item:
    18. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Katherine! You are fantastic!!! I spent hours for peanuts ...
      Paul, so many thanks for your link and Nash informations !
      Rick, thank you too :-D
    19. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 3 years ago
      The Blind Squirrel Club strikes once more!!! :)) Glad if I could help, kyratango. :)

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