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Swiss Enamel 15ct Gold & Enamel Cherub in the Night Sky Brooch

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A wonderful brooch made circa 1820 in Switzerland. This type of work is known as Swiss enamel. Many pieces were made for the burgeoning tourist market during the 19th century. Travellers would be able to purchase mountain scenery or Swiss girls and boys dressed in Cantonal costume, all beautifully painted in enamel on gold. This piece is comparatively rare as it features a cherub hovering in the night sky. He is surrounded by floral Forget-Me-Nots with a black enamel background. The sky is incredibly well done. It looks like the twinkling effect of goldstone, but it is in fact all painted in enamel. We have never seen this technique before on a Swiss enamel piece. The reverse contains a locket section with a lock of blonde and another of brunette hair bound together with fine gold thread, which leads us to conclude that it is a mourning piece made for a couple.

Written by Olly Gerrish


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I have never seen another brooch like this one

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Very good




Gold Enamel


Just under 2¼ in / 5.5 cm in width by 1⅞ in / 4.8 cm in height

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