19th Century Flower Paintings
The flower brooches in this collection are based on a set of paintings featured in a 1997 Royal Mail stamp release.
The English Iris was originally known as Iris Xiphionides. Georg Dionysius Ehret painted this in (1708-1770). This fabulous botanical painting captures the essence of the flower. This brooch makes an eye-catching, wearable piece of art for any Iris lover.
Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-1770) made this original painting of Magnolia Grandiflora using watercolour and gouache on vellum. This fabulous pictorial painting is the centrepiece of this flower brooch.
Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-1770) painted this bloom (commonly known as the Blue Passionflower). The flower is a native of Brazil and Argentina. This Passionflower painting would make a stunning and wearable piece of art for any flower lover.
This Painting by Charlotte Caroline Sowerby (1820-1865) shows a hybrid created in the mid 1880’s. This fabulous botanical painting, with a bright orange, daisy like flower would make a great, wearable piece of art for any flower lover.
This 1765 painting by Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-1770) is of the Stemless Blue Gentian. This brooch using a fabulous botanical painting of the intense blue, trumpet like flower making a stunning, wearable piece of art for any plant lover.
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Augusta Innes Withers (1792-1869) painted this cultivar in England in 1871 . Queen Adelaide appointed her botanical painter. Queen Victoria later appointed her flower painter. This fabulous botanical painting would make a beautiful, wearable piece of art for any flower lover.
This fiery red flower with its ragged petals came originally from southwest Asia, painted by Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-1770). This flower brooch captures the character of the flower. It would make a striking, wearable piece of art for any tulip lover.
London nurseryman, Alfred Chandler (1804-1896) painted this variegated flower in 1825 . The white and pink petal colours of this Camelia Japonica make an eye catching brooch.
Pierre-Joseph Redoute (1759-1840) made this 1814 illustration from a Brazilian bulb grown in a London hot-house. Amaryllis is its more popular name today. This fabulous botanical illustration of Hippeastrum Rutilum, with its stunning pink trumpet, captures the character of the flower. This would make a stylish, wearable piece of art for any flower lover.