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Bernard Instone Silver Enamel Brooch with Floral Frame - 1920s/ 1930s

Here is a classic Bernard Instone Brooch.  This enamel brooch has a touch of the transition style to it where Art Nouveau meets Art Deco and as it dates to circa 1920s/ 1930s it does fall into that period.  Made from Sterling silver the brooch bears the words “Sterling Silver” on the back  indicating its 925 out of 1000 silver content. The focal point of this antique silver brooch is a beautiful oval of turquoise blue with golden yellow enamel set in a frame with four daisy type flowers with leaves.   This Bernard Instone  enamel and Sterling silver brooch measures  3.5cms by 2cms.  Fastening with a simple “c” type clasp with a back Pin,with an upturn at the point, this silver brooch is in very good condition with just a darkened patina commensurate with its age.  If you prefer your silver jewellery to be really shiny it would be possible to polish this brooch up a little.

Here is more information about the maker BERNARD INSTONE 

Bernard Instone was born  in 1891 in Birmingham in 1903 and at the age of 12 he received a scholarship to attend the Central School of Art. He studied  jewellery and practical silversmithing at the Birmingham School of Jewellery under Arthur Gaskin who with his wife Georgina is one of the UK’s most celebrated Arts and Crafts jewellers.

In the 1920s  he set up his own business -  the Langstone Silverworks in Birmingham. The name of the firm was said to be a combination of his mother and father's names. His jewellery was often inspired by nature incorporating  flowers and leaves. He was also greatly skilled in enamel work and the setting of semi precious stones. As was the case in this period with many artisans he also designed for other jewellers.

   Today the jewellery made by Bernard Instone is in high demand  among discerning collectors not only for the beauty and wearability of his pieces but also because of the detail and high quality workmanship that a Bernard Instone jewel will always show.

Designer  or Brand: Bernard Instone

Country of Origin: UK Birmingham

Condition: Very Good 

Decade:  1920s/30s

Material: Sterling Silver with Enamel

Colours: Blue, Silver, Gold

Material: Sterling Silver, Enamel

Item: Brooch, Pin

£78.00
Bernard Instone Silver Enamel Brooch  with Floral Frame - 1920s/ 1930s
Bernard Instone Silver Enamel Brooch  with Floral Frame - 1920s/ 1930s Bernard Instone Silver Enamel Brooch  with Floral Frame - 1920s/ 1930s Bernard Instone Silver Enamel Brooch  with Floral Frame - 1920s/ 1930s Bernard Instone Silver Enamel Brooch  with Floral Frame - 1920s/ 1930s

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