Merry and Bright: All About Christmas Brooches

If you read our last blog post (if you haven’t, you can catch up here), you’ll know that brooches have been around for centuries, and are currently enjoying a bit of a 21st century renaissance.  But what about Christmas brooches? Although Christmas as a religious holiday has been celebrated for centuries, most of the imagery…

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The Cultural History of Brooches, by Caitlin Kelly

Brooches come in all shapes and sizes, and may be made out of precious stones and metals, or purely decorative. Jun 21, 2015; Surrey, United Kingdom; The Queen attends the Al Habtoor Royal Windsor and Mountbatten Cup Final at Guards Polo club in Surrey, 21 Jun 2015. (Wenn/Keystone Press) Few civilians will ever get too…

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Introducing Our Guest Blogger: Caitlin Kelly

To celebrate the launch of our blog, the lovely Caitlin Kelly has agreed to write a series of guest posts, each focused on a different field of collecting.  This will be a treat for anyone interested in the history of various antiques!  Keep an eye on the “Blog” section of our website, or sign up…

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