Duet in the Clouds - Porcelain Cherub Brooch
When painted by hand porcelain is a medium that enables the display of a surprising range of depth and expression. A duet of winged cherubs – one with tawny hair and the other blond – set their gaze just beyond the beholder. A muted palette is used to render the scene, pink cheeked, soft red lips, brown eyes and mauve wings. The convex porcelain oval plaque is set within 9k rose gold with a beaded border.
Measurements: 1-11/16 inches (4.3 cm) in length by 1 5/16 of an inch (3.4 cm) in width. This antique brooch has a weight of 9.5 grams (6.1 dwt).
Hallmarks: The porcelain is marked 31 impressed to the reverse.
Condition: Excellent; one tiny scratch visible with a loupe; two tiny puckers original to firing of the plaque.
Date: Circa 1860.
Overall Scale: Medium to large