Artificers’ Guild attr c1900 Arts and Crafts silver foliate brooch with matrix turquoise and gold pin


So finely worked, with silver knots and tiny balls – gold pin too, so she is something special!

1 in stock


One of my favourite recent finds, which was sold to me as a Sibyl Dunlop brooch. To me, however, it was much more Artificer’s Guild, to whom it is attributed. It is intricately hand crafted and the detailing is really of the best quality. You only need to look at the knot details and the veins on the leaves to see the genius of the maker. It looks like it has a gold pin too….lovely quality! A spectacular and substantial design.

Everything you would expect to find on an antique c1900 piece, draped and detailed leaves and clusters of berries (some single dotted on the periphery of the brooch and groupings of three integrated into the main design – all typical of Artificer’s Guild).

The knots, one at the top and one at the bottom of the design are just lovely touches and you can see where the silver wires have been threaded at the back. A beautiful, authentic piece of design history in superb condition.

It measures approx 5.6cm by approx 3.2cm. No marks, which was typical for this era. Exquisite hand crafted piece which undoubtedly took hours and hours of precise work to craft. The pin looks like it is gold …probably constructed like this originally by the looks of it.

This beautiful brooch will be sent inland by Special Delivery or else by International Tracked and Signed. Thank you! Box in the images is for display purposes only but I will provide a new box to keep the brooch safe.