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Brooches & Pendants
•   Decorative
•   Amatory
•   Heraldic
•   Martial
•   Hard to Explain
•   Charm Holders & Pendants
•   Carnival Brooches
•   Custom Jobs

 
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  The Strawberry Plant is a copy of a 15th century brooch now at Salisbury. It may be purely decorative, but it is more likely to have been distributed as a badge of affinity and to show a heraldic charge or a personal device.

BR-4 Strawberry Plant $8.00
2-1/8 x 1-7/8" or 55 x 48mm
* Salisbury, no.233

The Griffin is a copy of an English brooch, found in London, and now part of the Mitchiner collection.

BR-20 Griffin $6.00
1-1/2 x 1-1/2" or 38 x 40mm
* Mitchiner, no. 300

 

 
 
The Heraldic Lion is copied from a Netherlandish example, c. 1400.

BR-19 Heraldic Lion $5.00
7/8 x 1" or 21 x 25mm
* van Beuningen, no. 683

The Mermaid, copied from a late 14th or early 15th century Netherlandish example, looks at herself in the mirror as she combs her hair. Note the similarity in overall shape between this brooch and the merman below - her mirror is echoed in his shield. One suspects the two originals are from the same shop, since other examples of merpeople brooches show different arrangements of the limbs.

BR-16 Mermaid $5.00
1-1/4 x 1-1/4" or 32 x 34mm
* van Beuningen, no. 598

 

  Merman Charm Holder. This warlike sea-dweller is copied from a Netherlandish example from the first half of the 15th century. The ring is used to suspend a pendant charm. Please see our selection of these pendants to choose something suitable.

BR-14 Merman Charm Holder $5.00
* van Beuningen, no. 601


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