Posted 5 years ago
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 !