Saturday, January 9, 2010


After looking at the jewelry found in the grate and closely studying the designs as I sketched them I began to see a similarity in the styles of the pieces. Most of the gold have deeply etched patterns and the two brooches both have a leaf motif. It's hard to know whether the owner liked this particular style, if it was a prevalent pattern of the mid 1800s or if the pieces were something created or put together by the same person. Some of them, like this one, have such an odd configuration of elements and almost seem to be remade from something else.

This oil pastel is 6 x 6 inches. See the whole series on flickr.

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