The Private Collection of a Gentleman

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Date of Auction: 18th June 2019

Sold for £420

Estimate: £300 - £400

Two 19th century Swiss enamel painted panel brooches, circa 1840s, the first set with a rectangular panel with Alpine view depicting the Wetterhorn, with chalet to the foreground, reverse signed ‘Wetterhorn’, within gold border with re-entrant C-scroll corners, the second of lozenge design, the central panel painted to depict two girls in national dress, within a blue and white foliate enamelled border, first length 50mm, second 52mm. £300-£400

Condition Report

There is light surface wear to both enamelled panels, with some hairline scratches visible under magnification. The pin is replaced on the second brooch.

Footnote

The Wetterhorn (3,692m) is a peak in the Swiss Alps, towering above the village of Grindelwald. It is one of three summits on the mountain named the Wetterhörner, and this peak, the second highest of the three, was first reached on 31 August 1844 by the Grindelwald guides Hans Jaun and Melchior Bannholzer.