Saturday, 13 June 2009
Thirties Enamel & Marcasite Jewellery
I have a collection of enamel vintage jewellery. Not only from the manufacturer Exquisite but many pot metal brooches from the thirties.
The thirties brooches hold many memories as they are from my grandmothers and elderly relatives - never to be parted with.
Pot metal is quite distinct in looks - a silvery pewter metal. Pot metal is made when a combination of metals were all mixed together. A form of today's recycling - mixing up what ever there was or left over. so nothing went to waste!
With the thirties came the advent of World War Two and the depression. Clothes were formal suits in quite somber colours. With little money women brightened up their outfits by wearing the colourful enamelled figural jewellery
Birds, flowers, dogs, cats, circus animals, bows and many more figurals of all sorts were used.
Jewels and Finery for antique and vintage jewellery from Victorian to yesterday