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Wednesday, 16 March 2011

A very special early 20th century diamond and feather brooch

This is a unique brooch I found at Sotheby's that will be auctioned tomorrow. Unfortunately no high resolution picture is good enough to appreciate its beauty. It features a dandelion flower seed head with diamonds and ostrich feathers!, I have never seen anything so delicate and beautiful. The feathers have survived in perfect condition since the beginning of the twentieth century and wrap the diamonds in a magical way. My biggest regret is that it is unsigned and we cannot trace who is the maker of such a masterpiece.