Posted 5 years ago
I bought this pin brooch as Bernard Instone, I don't think it is. Looking at the leaves they don't in my eyes look like his work, I could be wrong. Doing some research I came across John Paul Cooper, the work on this brooch resembles very much his work, with the leaves, berries and the 3D effect. The clasp is a C clasp another reason why I think it is an earlier art and craft brooch.
Bernard Instone after art school worked for a time at the westerham studio of John Paul Cooper, you can see were Bernard got some of his influences from.
I would be interested in what people have to say.
Many thanks for looking.