As you might imagine here at MoDiP we have quite a few pin badges and brooches and I am pleased to be able to highlight a few of them to you in this post.
|Top row L-R: AIBDC 005256, AIBDC 006274 |
Bottom row L-R AIBDC 006651, AIBDC 003746
Winfield Fine Art
We have a small collection of brooches and other jewellery pieces made by the Winfield Fine Art project in the 1940s, - more information can be found about the project here http://www.modernsilver.com/winfieldfineart.htm
Cicada Jewellery was founded in 1973 by Pat Thornton and Nick Orsborn. MoDiP has a small number of butterfly and Cicada brooches in the collection. Our favourite piece relating to this collection is the open cast mould in which the bug brooches were made.
|AIBDC 005491 & AIBDC 005556|
MoDiP has taken on the temporary custodianship of the collection of the Worshipful Company of Horners there are a number of brooches in there collection but I wanted to concentrate on the hand brooches. Hands were used in Victorian imagery as a symbol of offering friendship and affection, or conveying a message signified by what the hand is holding. Roses are a symbol of love.
|WCHL 276.8, WCHL 146 & WCHL 269|
Other museums and museum visitors will be sharing their badges on twitter - find out more by searching #MusBadges or following @Culturethemes
Louise Dennis (Assistant Curator)