The beautiful pansy brooch was made in America - probably in Newport, Rhode Island - around 1900. American jewellers were particularly skillful enamellers, and the quality of enamelling at this period has never been surpassed. Pansies are a symbol of love - from the French 'pensez a moi' - 'think of me' and here we have three of them, each centred by a small diamond. One petal is stamped on the back 14K - 14 carat - and the brooch has a roll-over safety catch. These brooches are now hard to find, especially in 100% perfect condition, as this one is, with no enamel damage. It is apporoximately 2 inches:5 cms in height.
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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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