Winged scarab Brooch
This is a brooch. It was made by Charles Horner Ltd., English, 1867-1984. It is dated 1907 and we acquired it in 2013. Its medium is cast silver, enamel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
This jewelry by Charles Horner, whose Halifaxbased factory produced high quality silver items for the middle market, shows iridescent enamels in green and blue tones popular in the early twentieth century. The use of the moth motif reflects French art nouveau inspiration and multi-colored enamel replicates the iridescence of genuine insect wings.
It is credited
Gift of Harry C. Sigman.
Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.
Its dimensions are
Height x Length: 1.9 x 4.4 cm (3/4 x 1 3/4 in.)
It has the following markings
On underside; C.H in a rectangle, Chester town mark, sterling, and illegible date possibly 1909.
Cite this object as
Winged scarab Brooch; Made by Charles Horner Ltd. ; England; cast silver, enamel; Height x Length: 1.9 x 4.4 cm (3/4 x 1 3/4 in.); Gift of Harry C. Sigman; 2013-21-26
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Iridescence.