Animal magic: brooches to brighten your day08 January 2021 These popular fashion accessories will add a touch of character to any outfit.
Not so long ago brooches were viewed by many as dull and old-fashioned but now they are very much back in vogue. The right brooch can complement a top or a dress to create the perfect look.
You will find brooches to suit all tastes and budgets at many auctions on thesaleroom.com including specialty jewellery sales.
Here is a selection of brooches that use animal designs coming up at auction in the coming days.
This David Andersen sterling silver and enamel butterfly brooch measures 6cm x 3.9cm and has an estimate of £50-£80 in the Jewellery Auction at Special Auction Services of Newbury on January 21.
Watch the birdie
At Colchester auction house Reeman Dansie this Georg Jensen silver bird brooch, dating from 1955, has an estimate of £100-£150 in a sale on January 12-13.
The ruby eyes have it
This damselfly brooch has ruby eyes and is estimated at £50-£70 at McTear's in Glasgow on January 21.
Hot to trot
This brilliant-cut diamond horse brooch has an estimate of £280-£350 in the Silver & Costume Jewellery sale at Fellows in Birmingham on January 14.
That's a quacker
You can bid on this gold and enamelled bar brooch, designed as a flying duck, in the sale at Toovey's in West Sussex on January 13. It has an estimate of £80-£120.
The Jewellery, Silver and Watches auction at Elstob & Elstob in Ripon on January 16 has a number of animal brooches including the following lots:
This Victorian ruby, sapphire, pearl and diamond butterfly brooch measures 2.8cm by 4cm. It is estimated at £600-£800.
This 1960s novelty lion brooch has round-cut ruby eyes and a round cabochon emerald nose. It measures 4.5cm by 5cm and comes with an estimate of £800-£1000 at the same Elstob & Elstob sale.
Not one but two brooches in this lot at Elstob & Elstob. This pair of pearl and diamond turtle brooches has an estimate of £1800-£2500.
Our buying guide to brooches has more information to help you discover and buy at auction.