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    Posted 4 years ago

    VintageD_10
    (3 items)

    Hello
    I would like to share with you a purchase of mine, bought from the States few years ago.
    I love anything Art Nouveau, Deco, repousse, intricate etc.
    So this is a sterling William Kerr brooch of a maiden. I have seen the same one online however this one has what looks like a glass insert of a classical Greek profile in the middle of it. Anyone know what the material is and who it depicts? Why would it be inserted in the first place? I have the brooch in a safe so dont have a photo of the reverse.

    Thank you :)

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    Comments

    1. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      I t looks like a piece of Wedgwood porcelain. It definitely the right color of Wedgwood.
    2. Karenoke Karenoke, 4 years ago
      It's very pretty!
    3. VintageD_10, 4 years ago
      Thank you for the 'loves' . Celiene i have had in the past Wedgwood jewelry and the blue here is lighter and doesn't feel like pottery more like glass but its not translucent or transparent.
    4. cameosleuth cameosleuth, 4 years ago
      The cameo appears to be glass. The lady is of the type even serious scholars can only identify as 'bust of a veiled woman.' One example:

      http://www.beazley.ox.ac.uk/record/9104587F-3A48-4E6D-860F-C953EB4169E5

      Think the brooch would have a big empty space in the middle if they had not put the cameo there. Why they chose a cameo instead of something else...?

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