Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Mastery of Design: A Chased Gold Poodle, c. 1870

France, 1870
The British Museum

Made in France, circa 1870, this chased gold brooch takes the form of a handsome poodle.

It's part of the Hull Grundy Bequest to The British Museum.

And, that's really all there is to say about it.  It has nothing to do with anything else I posted today, I just liked it.  Otherwise, I was going for a whole "rebirth" and "innocence" theme for the day.

I'm still recovering from the vile lasts gasps of the illness which gobbled at me at the end of 2013.  However, tomorrow, we will be looking at FOOD, food and more food as we take a look at the Christmas a New Year versions of the "Treat of the Week."  That will be much fun.

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