Lady Walking Dog

There are various versions of this brooch around.  The brooches date from the 1930s and were ‘give aways’ in Vogue if you signed up for an annual subscription.  They are not particularly sophisticated in construction, basically each brooch is pressed…

Stylized Canon

Those of you who have been following my ‘Brooch of the Month’ posts will know I have a giant spreadsheet of all the brooches in my collection where I log various details about every brooch I own.  I spent some…

USSR Building

This brooch is made of glass (the red background) with an overlay of chrome.  On the back there is a rather poor-quality pin, reminiscent of a safety pin.  The brooch was probably made as a souvenir from the Paris Expo…

Cupid

This little brooch is from the 1930s.  It is not a valuable brooch, it is made of ‘white metal’, the term given to items not made of silver and decorated with enamel and marcasites.  The enamel is not of particular…

Recycle Upcycle

What is special about this pair of brooches?  On the face of it, nothing.  So why have I chosen these two brooches to feature as a Brooch of the month?  Well, let me tell you their story.  They started life…

Florida

This month’s brooch is by the Florida artist Olive Commons.  Olive was already an established artist when she moved to Florida with her husband Arthur in the early 1930s.  The story goes that Olive’s new house had windows on all…