An Enamelled Silver Brooch by Child and Child

London, c.1900


in the form of two overlapping basse-taille enamelled wings in vibrant blue, forming the shape of a love heart, with opaque white counter enamel to the reverse.

Impressed with a marigold flanked by two Cs
Length: 1.7cm

Child and Child are most famous for their lavishly enamelled jewels which borrowed motifs and themes from the paintings of the Pre-Raphaelite artists with whom they were contemporaries. The artist Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898) was a customer, as well as the enameller Madeline Wyndham (1871-1941), a close friend of Burne-Jones whose home was ornamented by Dante Gabriel Rossetti.