Every time I scrutinise a piece of Dorrie Nossiter jewellery, I am blown away by the sheer beauty of her work. This fabulously opulent Arts and Crafts flower bouquet brooch is another exceptional example. The use of the gold with this selection of stones, the blue topaz, the delicious dark pink and pale green tourmalines and the claw set pearls all work beautifully together. This incredible brooch was created in the 1920s. It is a versatile piece as it is also wearable as a pendant if you simply pass a chain through the pin -the flower sits at the perfect angle on the chain.
I adore the colour palette on this piece-the tourmalines are dark pink and the pale green tourmalines make the colours pop together. How lovely also to see the blue topaz stones being used as the centre of those two gloriously pink flowers. There is a clarity in the combinations of colours displayed together.
The gold stems are bunched together at the base and arch out over the entirety of the design. The detail in Dorrie’s work is astounding, one flower has 6 tiny pearls set around the outside of the petals and the other has small gold balls in the same position. Highlighting that even plants/flowers looking the same, on closer inspection can be found to have differentness. It really is a beautiful thing.
It measures approx 4.7cm by approx 4cm and is (as you can see) studded with jewels. A little light wear on the stones’ facets in keeping with her age. No chips -hurrah. The chain in one of the images to demonstrate it as a pendant, is not included.
A rarity and a beauty hard to find. I will post with International Tracked and Signed or else Special Delivery. I will provide a new gift box as the box in the images is for display only. Thank you!