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Enamel Jewelry25 of 194Antique Gold Eastern Star and Rebekah Pins 10-14ktVintage Napoleon & Josephine Porcelaine Painted Enamel Brooch/Sash Pin.
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    Posted 3 years ago

    Peasejean55
    (485 items)

    I've never seen a piece like this by Bernard Instone before luckily it came my way so it's a great addition to my collection.
    As you can see it is beautifully enamelled in pearly White overlaid with blue on the trailing feathers of the wings, and very lovely detail on the eyes, beak and legs. It’s a large brooch measuring approx 6cm by 6cm, at the back it is marked silver and B.I.
    As I have said above I have never seen work like this from Bernard Instone so no idea of age, it maybe a commission piece but I'm really in the dark with this one.

    Many thanks for looking

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Fantastic seagull, gorgeous & so realistic
    2. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Awwww thank you Newfld, yes I do have to say it’s a realistic seagull, I knew he did enamel work but nothing like this brooch. I’ve never seen anything like this done by Bernard Instone, he was such a talented man.
    3. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Agreed, he was super talented, love your Instone pieces. - Jenni
    4. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Thank you Jenni :-))))
    5. Alan2310 Alan2310, 3 years ago
      Before click to enter in this post, I knew it was your piece by the first picture, absolutely wonderful, congratulations to add this one to your collection.
    6. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      So lovely Jean! He certainly made a wide variety of items didn't he!:-) )
    7. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Hi Alan, you probably recognize the photo because I usually have some type of green back ground, this photo was taken in London. Yes this is a completely different piece I have never seen anything from him in this type of enamelling. Thank you Alan for your comment.
    8. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Hi Judy, I’m always wondering what I’ll find next, I suppose that’s what makes him so interesting. Really appreciate the comment :-)))
    9. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Awwww thank you Ken, I really appreciate your comment. I think this brooch is something special by Instone I would love to know its history.
    10. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Many thanks

      kyra
      Newfd
      aura
      vetraio
      valentino
      fortapache
      Alan
      Zilla
      TassieDevil
      nutsabotas
      kiwipaul

    11. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Many thanks

      Brunswick
    12. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Many thanks

      Mikelv


    13. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
      Many thanks

      kyra
      Brunswick
    14. Lindacullum, 1 year ago
      Ive just found your post, although it’s 2 years old, as I think I have a brooch the same as yours.
      I had to join to comment, can’t see how to add a photo.
    15. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 1 year ago
      Hi Lindacullum, if you want to add a photo you have to do it on your own post, I would love to see it.

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