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JOHN BROGDEN

Primavera Classical Style Brooch

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JOHN BROGDEN

Primavera Classical Style Brooch

Gold Enamel

H  3.40cm (1.34 in)  |  W  6.00cm (2.36 in)

Origin England, c. 1881
Marks 'BROGDEN'
Case Original Fitted Case
Condition Excellent
Weight 16.00 Grams

An antique enameled gold gorget brooch by John Brogden in the Etruscan manner.
The Italian Renaissance style enamel of 'The Queen of the May' surrounded with gold decoration of 'Honeysuckle & Ivy for Beauty'
The original fitted case marked:
JOHN BROGDEN, ART GOLDSMITH TO H.R.H. PRINCE LEOPOLD
GOLD MEDAL PARIS 1878
MANUFACTORY, 6 Grand Hotel Buildings, CHARING CROSS LONDON

Literature
llustrated in our forthcoming book:
Beatriz Chadour-Sampson & Sonya Newell-Smith, Tadema Gallery London Jewellery from the 1860s to 1960s, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart 2021, p. 194
cf. Castellani & Giuliano, Revivalist Jewellers of the Nineteenth Century,
Geoffrey C. Munn, 1984, p. 179 similar brooch documented page 179.
Helen Ritchie Designers & Jewellery 1850-1940, Jewellery and Metalwork from the Fitzwilliam Museum, 2018, pp. 44-49 biography

Price Code

Ref No   8270

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