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Brooches 05.09.2011
Blue Pearl Brooch

Revisiting a Pearl and Blue Glass/Enamel Brooch: How Trade Opened Up New Possibilities in the 18th Century

There are so many ways with which to understand a jewel and place it in its context. Let’s look again…

Art 17.11.2010
Blue Pearl Brooch

Pearl and Blue Glass/Enamel Brooch: How Trade Opened Up New Possibilities in the 18th Century

I’ve often made mention that one of the most prolific periods for jewellery experimentation in design came about during the…

Lockets 09.10.2010
Le Plus Loin Le Plus Serre Mourning Pendant

The Further the Distance the Tighter the Knot; Eternity and Romantic Symbolism on a French Sepia Miniature

Symbolism and beauty are two words to describe this French piece. The two birds (winged souls) tying together the knot of eternity and love as the ship is sailing away from the castle on top of a cliff face. The boat can be taken as a literal interpretation of sentimental distance, or as the passage of a soul towards the afterlife, however as the boat shows its passage towards the horizon, then one can expect that the symbolism falls into the latter. When combined with the eternity knot, the sentiment of love shows a love forever unbroken despite any figurative distance.

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  • User AvatarDenise Wranik McLoughlin
    Eespecially as a genealogist, I am Interested in all aspects...
  • User AvatarArt of Mourning
    Thank you, Leah! White enamel with an older gentleman; it...
  • User AvatarLeah
    It's amazing how timeless some of these pieces are! While...
  • User AvatarLeah
    It's amazing how timeless some of these pieces are! While...