A very typical example of these colourful flower-basket brooches made by the long-established firm of Alabaster and Wilson in Birmingham. It is set with a variety of gemstones including green garnets, amethysts, aquamarines, citrines, blue topaz and so on. In spite of the care and attention lavished on the design and manufacture, they are usually in 9ct yellow and white gold only - maybe owing to post-war shortages. It is approximately 2 5/8 inches: 44 mm across.
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N.Bloom & Son was established by my maternal grandfather in 1912. I have run the business since 1971. I specialise in high-quality old jewellery, mostly late 19th and 20th century, of interesting and unusual design. After having a succession of shops in the West End over forty years, and having a achieved a high reputation and profile with the public, I decided to close my last shop in 2005, and now I trade solely over the internet, or by person-to-person contact with clients. I can be contacted by telephone 020 7629 5060, or from abroad 0044 20 7629 5060 or by email as below. Prices ncludes insured free-of-charge UK/Europe posting for any item, or free-of-charge sending by FedEx world-wide for any item over £500’
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