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This nicely sized circa 1910 hand-painted pendant / brooch has a burst of colorful chrysanthemums on its domed porcelain face. The brooch measures 2" by 1 ˝" and is about 3/8" deep from the base of the wire-twist edged bezel frame to the top of the porcelain plaque.
The painting reveals the skill of a trained artist; she understood color shading as well as the effect of carefully placed highlights to give these vibrant golden and purple chrysanthemums depth. The back of the painting is signed "Blanche Krueger, 1908" and has a stamped "29," probably the German porcelain maker’s mark. The brooch is set in a gold-filled frame with a swivel pendant bale and a C-clasp pin with extended shaft (the style around the end of the 19th century). This unusual presentation (versus the typical brass plate backing with prongs) emphasized the quality and care taken in creating a fine porcelain brooch.
I have paired the pendant with a mid-20th century new/old stock 12K gold-filled 18" neck chain to double your options. This is a lively, uplifting porcelain artwork and it’s in wonderful condition.