“The thistle is a prince. Let any man that has an eye for beauty take a view of the whole plant, and where will he see a more expressive grace and symmetry; and where is there a more kingly flower?” (Henry Ward Beecher 1813-1887)
18 k yellow and rose gold and silver Thistle brooch by Buccellati. Circa 1980. Designed as three silver wire work thistles, with textured rose and yellow gold petals and leaves and silver stem.
Scored this bae of a cameo on sunday for $3!!! No, it’s not plastic :p I do not know if the middle is any kind of gem stone but it feels cold - probably just glass, but still looks gorgeous in my opinion!
Art Deco multi-gem brooch designed as a Peacock butterfly in ruby, diamond, amethyst and blue and yellow sapphires with a diamond-set body and further diamond highlights. Circa 1935
Photo courtesy Hancocks & Co….