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Battersea Shield pewter brooch by St. Justins of Cornwall

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    Posted 1 year ago

    kwqd
    (704 items)

    This pewter brooch with brass and carnelian (or red glass?) accents, commemorates the Battersea Shield. I forgot to measure it but I guess it is about 3" x 1.5". The Battersea Shield is about 2000 years old and was found in the River Thames in London in 1857. This was a $1 thrift shop find. I could find only two examples using an Internet search, one with the red stone and one with a blue stone. Guessing this is from the 1960s? Pewter is one of my favorite metals. I was surprised to find that there is no category for Pewter Jewelry...

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    1. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
      True, put in fine jewelry like you did and also in souvenir category (does CW have one?) Great design. I love finding souvenir items at thrift stores that someone let go of, but I have been there (ie Mexico, Fiji, Hawaii, Alaska are the easiest for me to find her e in CA), so I just pretend I bought them on my trip :-)
    2. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      @valentino97 - LOL! The next piece I am putting up, I actually did find in a thrift store in St. Andrews, Scotland, but now no one will believe me. Sigh.

      Thanks for loving my brooch plein-air-painter and valentino97!
    3. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks for loving my Celtic brooch!

      fortapache
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      aura
    4. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 1 year ago
      Very nice- love that Celtic look to it- there was a very similar looking shield that was unearthed in Ireland a while back in a river/bog I think and has a boar symbol hidden on it somewhere? I adore the little jewels in yours though, a blue one would be very nice too!
    5. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks for your comment LaurenRedmond and for loving my little brooch. I believe that I read about the other shield that you mentioned, but will take a look! I use a couple of archaeology news services. It is an interest of mine.
    6. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks Gillian and officialfuel!
    7. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 1 year ago
      Nice find for a dollar!
    8. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks, Mrstyndall! Even a blind pig finds a truffle once in a while!
    9. kwqd kwqd, 2 months ago
      Thanks for loving my brooch Elisabethan and Kevin!
    10. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 2 months ago
      Skimming through Fine Jewelry and this really caught my eye!
      I love the design and the stones seem to leap out a you, especially the red focal!
    11. kwqd kwqd, 2 months ago
      Thanks for your comment Eileen! I like this one a lot, too. I also really like that it led me to learn about the shield that this brooch commemorates as I am an archaeology buff.
    12. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 2 months ago
      Archaelogy! I always thought my Daughter, Michele, would grow up and become an archaeologist. She was so into the pyramids and such. Then she met a boy.....
    13. kwqd kwqd, 2 months ago
      Those danged boys!

      Thanks for loving my brooch inky!

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