Those who know me, know.
Those who don't, would not guess.
I have an obsession.
My endorphins fly ridiculously high when I find a new piece for my collection.
In an effort to improve my photography skills (which are pretty fair on a good day) I am going to showcase a piece a post through photos.
This first brooch was found at a thrift shop for 99 cents. I am not about spending gobs of money for my addiction/obsession. This is not something that I would be drawn to wear, but I do appreciate the detail and work put into the brooch.
This is a hand painted lacquer brooch. Berries accented with blossoms and gold gilding.
The piece is only 2.5" long by 1.5" . Considering the petite size, the detail of the painting is pretty amazing. The origin could be Russian as this was and still is a popular technique there.
The back of the brooch is signed and dated 1953. It has a C Clasp closure which typically indicated a piece made pre-1900 but the date proves this theory incorrect (unless the date actually reads 1853)
I know this is not much of a glittery dazzler, but it was the closest brooch to my camera.
I am a lazy blogger!