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Lady Grape Picking! 1950s TLM Handpainted Brooch


This 1950s brooch is a hand-painted picture mounted under glass like a beautiful miniature portrait.   The lady looks like she has been picking grapes or fruits and has them safely harvested on a basket on her head.  She is far too finely dressed for this activity however and the whole scene is reminiscent of a hollywood film from the past.  The brooch is the work of Birmingham based Thomas L. Mott and is marked on the reverse with their trademark - TLM in an Artist's Palette and the words ' Made in England'. The Paintresses from this factory used paintbrushes with only one or two fine hairs to carry out their art. The resulting Crinoline Ladies are superb in their detail some have white powdered wigs, most have cupid-bow lips and details such as lace ruffled frocks with little flower details and delicate fans.  The gallery for the brooch is a gold plated frame in a dot and double dash design which would also make this item great to use as a picture on a dolls house wall! The size is approximately one and three quarter inches by one and a quarter inches. The brooch  has a satin finished gilt reverse and fastens with a secure roll-over type clasp: it also has a tiny little loop at the top with a ring which would slide over your own chain to wear this as a pendant if you wanted to do this. T.L. Mott worked in the 1950's and as well as their wonderful and collectable Crinoline Ladies range, they also produced highly detailed garden scenes and seaside scenes. This brooch is in good vintage order with a few scratches on the glass which do not detract from its appeal.


Designer or Brand: Thomas L. Mott of Birmingham

Condition: Very Good Condition

Decade: 1950s

Era: Vintage (1920’s - 1980’s)

Type: Brooch with Pendant Loop

Lady Grape Picking! 1950s TLM Handpainted Brooch

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