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English Silver Brooches with Cutsteel Markasietjes

€65,00

a beautiful English silver brooches marked 925

the diamond-shaped brooch has a Cutsteel element of Marquis in the middle,

CUT STEEL ::

It has been suggested that cut steel jewelry dates back to the 16th century.

This is based on a single reference from 1598 and it is far from clear if it is about steel at all.

Less ambiguous evidence shows that cut steel was manufactured in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, around 1720.

Exactly what was manufactured is poorly documented, but by 1761 it contained worn items such as buckles and watch chains as well as scissors.

Exactly when purely decorative objects first appeared is also unclear, but "Stars for the nobility" are confirmed from 1778.

Birmingham production became common later in the century, with Matthew Boulton being a prominent producer.

One of the main items of production of 18th century cut steel was the shoe buckle, and it is possible that the decline in the fashion for wearing buckles caused the diversification of cut steel jewelry towards the end of the century.


A Cut steel hairpin
France served as an important export market, but it was interrupted when the war broke out in 1793.

The popularity of cut steel in France may have been due in part to Sumptuary laws that limited who could wear precious metals and diamonds.

Cut steel production in France is confirmed from 1780 and by the early 1820s France had a large amount of domestic cut steel production.

With the end of the Napoleonic Wars, British producers began to export to France again.

The fashion for cut steel jewelry in France probably got a boost when Napoleon married his second wife Marie Louise and presented her with a Parure made up of cut steel jewelry, as he couldn't afford a gem.

The quality and use of cut steel jewelry declined in the second half of the 19th century with stamped strips replacing individual rivets and pieces becoming increasingly thin, final production ending in the 1930s.

In the long run, steel jewelry made of steel has proven to be brittle, leaving relatively small amounts to this day.

the quality of the brooches is very good,

weight of the brooches 9.3 grams

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a beautiful English silver brooches marked 925

the diamond-shaped brooch has a Cutsteel element of Marquis in the middle,

CUT STEEL ::

It has been suggested that cut steel jewelry dates back to the 16th century.

This is based on a single reference from 1598 and it is far from clear if it is about steel at all.

Less ambiguous evidence shows that cut steel was manufactured in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, around 1720.

Exactly what was manufactured is poorly documented, but by 1761 it contained worn items such as buckles and watch chains as well as scissors.

Exactly when purely decorative objects first appeared is also unclear, but "Stars for the nobility" are confirmed from 1778.

Birmingham production became common later in the century, with Matthew Boulton being a prominent producer.

One of the main items of production of 18th century cut steel was the shoe buckle, and it is possible that the decline in the fashion for wearing buckles caused the diversification of cut steel jewelry towards the end of the century.


A Cut steel hairpin
France served as an important export market, but it was interrupted when the war broke out in 1793.

The popularity of cut steel in France may have been due in part to Sumptuary laws that limited who could wear precious metals and diamonds.

Cut steel production in France is confirmed from 1780 and by the early 1820s France had a large amount of domestic cut steel production.

With the end of the Napoleonic Wars, British producers began to export to France again.

The fashion for cut steel jewelry in France probably got a boost when Napoleon married his second wife Marie Louise and presented her with a Parure made up of cut steel jewelry, as he couldn't afford a gem.

The quality and use of cut steel jewelry declined in the second half of the 19th century with stamped strips replacing individual rivets and pieces becoming increasingly thin, final production ending in the 1930s.

In the long run, steel jewelry made of steel has proven to be brittle, leaving relatively small amounts to this day.

the quality of the brooches is very good,

weight of the brooches 9.3 grams

Hoogte: 5.5 cm
Breedte: 3 cm
Conditie: In very good condition
Land van herkomst: England

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