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Brooch

Brooch

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1975 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold with diamonds and pearls

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Joan Hurst through Art Fund

  • Museum number:

    M.24-2006

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This brooch, with its stylised depiction of pine trees and their reflections in water, interprets the beauty of the landscape in an abstract form. The asymmetry of the piece, its textured surfaces and apparent fragmentation in places, are typical of innovative and individual work made by jewellers who continued to use traditional materials while exploring new ideas and visual effects during the late 1960s and 1970s.

Physical description

Gold brooch consisting of two irregular semi-circles decorated with a pattern of chevrons that resembles four pine trees by a lake shore and their reflection below. Between the two sections is a narrow horizontal strip of gold which on the right divides into three curving strands each ending with a diamond, and on the left terminates with a small grey and small white pearl.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

ca. 1975 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gold with diamonds and pearls

Marks and inscriptions

rectangular punch with unidentified mark

750

Dimensions

Height: 3.9 cm, Width: 4.9 cm

Descriptive line

Brooch of gold, diamonds and pearls, made in Germany ca. 1975.

Materials

Gold; Diamonds; Pearls

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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