Posted 5 years ago
I recently bought this brooch which I consider was a very good price. I believe it to be Bernard Instones work with the flowers and leaves ticking all the boxes, however it could also be Shipton & Co myself and Jewels1900 believe Bernard Instone did work for Shipton & Co when he passed on his company to his sons in 1963. I personally think this is a unusually brooch by him, I know he used moss agate but this is a extremely large piece. The moss agate has been cleverly mounted with tiny prongs around the stone to let the light through. It is marked for sterling silver, the back is his usual neat work which you expect from Bernard Instone. Any comments would be much appreciated on whether you believe this brooch is the work of Bernard Instone.
Many thanks for looking.