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Arts and Crafts Jewelry178 of 315Bernard Instone? Citrine and Silver Pendant.New Zealand Arts & Crafts Jeweller - Elsie Reeve - Amethyst Earrings
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    Posted 5 years ago

    Peasejean55
    (485 items)

    This is a Bernard Instone very large and heavy brooch. The brooch is set with multicoloured stones, and typical Bernard Instone silver leave work. The large hexagon shape faceted citrine is in a silver bezel surround, it is the base of a plant pot. There are silver leaves in the middle of the brooch which then branch off into stems of different coloured stones which are I think synethic. There are varying sizes and shapes, oval, square, teardrop, round, all the stones are set in prong settings. The back is typical Instone, the one problem with the brooch is there is a tiny hole in the middle at the bottom of the silver leaves, I was wondering if anybody would have any idea of what might have been here. I have never seen anything quite like this of Bernard Instone. Before I forget at the bottom of the citrine hexagon is a silver stand.
    Many thanks for looking.

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    Comments

    1. Celiene Celiene, 5 years ago
      Maybe there was a bug or a bee and it got lost?
    2. Celiene Celiene, 5 years ago
      GOD - he makes such beautiful stuff. You may never know, since mostly all of his pieces are one of a kind.

      I hate Googling him-I get lost in all the Arts & Crafts beauty from him and his compatriots!
    3. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      I only found one other on the web, but I have a feeling that this is the one you bought:

      http://johnkelly1880.co.uk/product/beard-instone/
    4. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 years ago
      That could well be it Celiene, it would make sense. Thanks for your help. :-)
    5. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 years ago
      You have that right Efesgirl, this is the same brooch. :-)
    6. Celiene Celiene, 5 years ago
      A 'giardinetto', huh? Ok now I know what to look for!
    7. Celiene Celiene, 5 years ago
      OOh - they are so pretty!
    8. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      This is so wonderful. An incredibly fun and different design in Instone's wonderful work with huge stones. So, so good Jean!! Congratulations!!
    9. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 years ago
      Hi Celiene, I think your right that the missing piece could be a insect of some kind, probably be a bee. I have looking up giardinetto brooch, there are some lovely ones out there. Thank you yet again for your contribution.
    10. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 years ago
      Thank you Karen, yes it certainly is a different piece from the other work I have of his, but that's why he is so fascinating, you never know what's going to come up next. :-)
    11. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 years ago
      I showed this brooch to my daughter, she wasn't impressed at all, she thought it was horrible, just goes to show that we all have different tastes. It certainly won't be passed on to her lol.
    12. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 years ago
      Many thanks
      Celiene
      AmatoorPikr
      Efesgirl
      PhilDMorris
      nutsabotas
      aura
      NevadaBlades
      martika
      jscott
      mikelv
      TassieDevil
      racer
      antiquerose
      kyra
      kiwipaul
      VintageForever
      vintagelamp
      avua
    13. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 years ago
      Many thanks
      Moonhill
      Manikin
      martika
      AmatoorPikr
      SEAN
    14. Trey Trey, 5 years ago
      Beautiful colors :)
    15. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 years ago
      Thank you Trey, :-)

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