Featured Brooch... Who is she?

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by bluumz, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. bluumz

    bluumz Quite Busy

    I showed off my ivorine/celluloid cameo in the cameo thread but thought I'd give her her own thread for help with identification. She is from the early-mid 20th century and was claimed by the French seller to be Anne of Brittany but I'm not so sure. The initials on the side appear to read DH.
    Any ideas on who she may be? Just some generic noble lady?
    (Brass setting, trombone clasp.)

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  2. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    I keep thinking her braids are wrapped around her neck.
     
  3. bluumz

    bluumz Quite Busy

    :nailbiting::hilarious:
     
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  4. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    SHE is LOVELY, that’s who she is !!!!!:singing::singing::singing::singing:

    AND it’s even got my husband’s initials on the front.....see.....DH!!!! HAHAHA!
     
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  5. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    How big is it??
     
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  6. bluumz

    bluumz Quite Busy

    LOL, they're my old initials, too!

    Approximately 2 inches or 5 cm.
     
  7. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    Like it....that’s a nice size!!!!
     
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  8. bluumz

    bluumz Quite Busy

    Found it!!
    It's based on a 1548 posthumous Titian portrait of Isabella of Portugal. For the rest of his life, her widower, Spanish King Charles V, took the portrait with him on all his travels.
    (Still don't know what the DH signifies.)

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  9. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    Congratulations on figuring out her identity!
     
  10. bluumz

    bluumz Quite Busy

  11. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    The Met put the jugate cameo of Charles & Phillip on the cover of the monograph by James Draper, Cameo Appearances, which was written in conjunction with a special exhibition they had.

    But Brava! on finding her. I was poking around earlier & looked at a different Isabella, an earlier one known as the she-wolf of France.

    And she doesn't have her braids around her neck. Love that her coin has the Three Graces on the reverse.

    What a great feat of sleuthing. :)
     
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  12. bluumz

    bluumz Quite Busy

    Thanks!
    Funny you should mention the She-Wolf Isabella of France... I, too, initially thought of her and even posted such in this thread... but amended the post a minute later when I came across the Titian portrait of Isabella of Portugal. Great minds think alike, LOL! :shame:
     
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  13. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Or both minds have seen Braveheart?
     
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  14. bluumz

    bluumz Quite Busy

    LOL, not this one!
    (I avoid Mel Gibson.)
     
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  15. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    I watched it for Patrick McGoohan.
     
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  16. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    My, my, underbites really run in that family don't they :woot:
     
  17. bluumz

    bluumz Quite Busy

    LOL, I noticed that, too!
     
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  18. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

  19. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Word of the day: prognathous.
     
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