A beautiful c1900 Arts and Crafts brooch, in the most lovely foliate design. It was part of a range, sometimes stamped “DAWN Regd.” “These pieces were created by a silversmith in Birmingham and sold at Liberty & Co. in London. This is a particularly lovely example, as it has gilding on the trio of leaves at each of the compass points. Most unusual!
It is also rather reminiscent of a hammered silver Murrle Bennett piece, although the rope work detailing at the foot of the stone’s setting leads you to focus more on English design. I adore everything about this fabulous brooch – it sits beautifully in your hand, is an impressive size and also, unusually, is created to wear on the vertical of the oval.
Four sets of leaves and central berry are set around the perimeter of the colourful blister pearl. The leaves are shaped so simply with a single ridge down the centre.
Such a fine and beautifully executed piece, indicative of a quality maker. I am sure this would make a delightful addition to anyone’s Arts and Crafts collection. In super order!
Please note I will supply in a new gift box as the box in the images is for display only. Thank you!