Posted 4 years ago
Hello CW friends, I'm back having spent some time in the U.K.
People who regularly visit my page would know that I was off to visit Newark antique fair in Nottinghamshire. I was there for 2 days searching for those elusive pieces. The first day after walking for 8 hours I was disappointed but the second day made up for it.
Jewels1900 I saw 2 Liberty & co boxes with the enameling by Charles Varley, both signed by him. They were absolutely gorgeous but way out of my price range, I did do some bartering on one of the silver boxes and managed to get him down to 1800 pounds he was asking 4 thousand pounds for the other box.
This brooch immediately caught my attention after doing some bartering I think I got a decent price. I feel with the opals and silver art and craft work this brooch could be Australian. I've done some research and I haven't come across anything quite like it. I think the other stones could be jade cabs and as you can see the brooch as a C clasp, there are no markings but it does test for high grade silver.
Many thanks for looking