Posted 10 years ago
This brooch is made of fine filigree - This is a thin golden wire twisted into refined motifs. This technique demands very high skills and precision from the maker.
Till the beginning of the 20th century Dutch (place of origin of this brooch) people were recognisable by their clothes and jewelry. In the Netherlands every village had its own costume. Only by looking at a piece of jewelry or clothing, experts can tell from which region people are or which faith they had.
This piece is a little example of it. I had tested it for at least 10 K gold because I couldn't find any hallmarks at all.
This kind of juwelry still exists in gold and silver as you can find some examples in my collection.