Vintage Marcasite Brooches (Each)

R140.00R190.00

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Vintage Marcasite Brooches (Each)

R140.00R190.00

This is quite a special collection of brooches. They all belonged to the same lady, who obviously in her hey day had a bit of a fetish for fancy brooches! I love the idea of her wearing them to dinner parties and dances! The most unusual, and by far the best quality of the three, is the lion, which is such an unusual design I almost think it must have been custom made – perhaps to celebrate the union of a South Africa and a Brit? Although it also has similarities with the coat of arms of the Zulu Royal family?

The leaf is equally as lovely, with its wonderfully sharp points, and a sculptural quality that hints at movement. Like the other two brooches, the leaf is in perfect nick, with not a single marcasite missing! And finally there’s the rather crazy dragon brooch, which I have to say, I really love! I don’t think it’s quite the same quality of the other two brooches, although it’s probably more striking, with that wonderful bold green enamel, and somewhat more subdued flaming orange tongue. This brooch definitely won’t go unnoticed!

Dimensions: Lion brooch – 3.5cm long x 2.5cm wide; Leaf brooch – 5cm long x 4.5cm wide; Dragon brooch – 4.5cm long x 2.5cm wide

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