Saturday, December 10, 2011

Mastery of Design: Lady Cory's Holly Sprig Brooch, 1850

The Victoria & Albert Museum

Oh that Lady Cory--did she have some jewelry or what? Here we see a brooch from Lady Cory's collection which was made in France between 1859 and 1865.

The piece is in the form of a sprig of holly, with leaves of enameled gold and berries of coral. Lady Cory was sure to wear this pretty pin at Christmastime.

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