Medieval Pewter Decorative Brooches from Billy and Charlie

 
 
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  The Sexfoil Brooch with a Glass Stone is copied from an example in the van Beuningen collection. This collection also contains several other examples of these pewter "costume jewelry" versions of a form of brooch which was extremely popular in the 14th and 15th centuries, and which survives in precious metal examples as well. This brooch is available with red, blue, green, yellow, or purple glass stones; please specify.

BR-1 Sexfoil Brooch with a Glass Stone $6.00
* van Beuningen, no. 842

The Ring Brooch with a Glass Stone is an adaptation into pewter of a copper alloy brooch in the maker's collection. This form of brooch was extremely popular in both inexpensive materials and precious metals. In the gold and silver examples the bifurcate extension of the cheap versions is often a pair of hands which holds a precious stone.

BR-2 Annular Brooch with a Glass Stone $6.00
~ For related brooches in precious metal, see Lightbown.

 
 


New Rings Brooches of Several Sorts!

 

 

The Three-Dimensional Flower is a copy of an early 15th century Netherlandish brooch in the van Beuningen collection. It is made in three "layers" which are assembled, then soldered. After making this brooch, we obtained part of an authentic one (the lowest, largest set of petals). It is clear from that piece that we did not in fact duplicate the original; there are differences in the structure of the piece which are not visible in a frontal view.

BR-3 Three-Dimensional Flower $10.00
# van Beuningen, no. 822

The Hexagonal Ring Brooch is adapted from one in a statue at Bamberg Cathedral.

BR-8 Hexagonal Ring Brooch $10.00
~ Dress Accessories, illus. 158

 
  The Holly Sprig is copied from a 15th century English brooch, almost certainly a Christmas token, now at Salisbury.

BR-21 Holly Sprig $5.00 (Painted $6.00)
* Salisbury, no. 270

The Harp is patterned on contemporary (14th and 15th century) instruments of the Gothic type. It is a copy of an English brooch.

BR-23 Harp $5.00
* Salisbury, no. 299

 

  The Windmill is copied after an example from the British Museum which has lost its sails, and from sails without mills found at Salisbury. The sails are a moving part; they turn around a central pin. The originals of this piece may have been badges of affinity or they may have been purely decorative.

BR-27 Windmill $10.00
* Salisbury, no. 234-235; Pilgrim Souvenirs, no. 292a-d


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