Posted 10 days ago
SIGNED SHERMAN SIAM RED BLACK JAPANNED BACK BROOCH
This Siam Red masterpiece was obtained late 2020 early Jan 2021.
Early tweaking of photos going on... Not letting me ad, so may have to rephoto
The brooch in # 1 is pictured the way it was intended to be worn as judged by the pin location. This medium size brooch of a shooting star has a wow factor that is undeniable when it reaches your hands. This one packs a thrill with its domed Sherman flower cluster which was one of his signature ways to make a piece stand out, a favoured accent. It looks like a shooting star with dew drops that are interspersed throughout this brooch extraordinaire ! It is a rare design which in Siam Red the perfect ab'ing can give a feeling of swiftness and motion. It is not a "hard" AB'ing as the stones that are ab'd can got from a glare to a nice Siam stone in mili-seconds as the light interacts. The geometric swirl of the star or feather design is present in a lot of Sherman, this one letting the imagination soar ! The beautiful navettes get smaller as the swirl progresses. That wonderful cap of stones amazes as for something so small (about 1/4 inch) it contains the standard 19 chaton stones just for that roundel. These tiny chatons are interspersed around the perimeter also and appear as dewdrops giving that fresh look to this marvel !
If I include the pic of the back it will look bad for such a close vantage point. A pixel camera like we all use these days finds it very hard to read the pixels. So a majestic lion can look more like a fictional afterthought. That is very hard to imagine for a baby and in that way a camera can read black in a very poor way with limited pixels.