Friday, 1 April 2011


Before I finish off describing the conference I thought I would briefly revisit Prague and some of the gems I discovered in their Decorative Arts Museum.
A pilgrims brooch from 11th century I think. Collecting badges was a hobby even back then!

A bishops ring. It wasn't a modern thing to be avant garde and set the stone upside down!
A flea ball. I kid you not. Placed under the skirts to repel fleas. Bigger one available to repel unwanted male attention !(Ok so the last bit was an April fools).
Lovely stone set necklace (Czech garnets?)- again the design looks modern.
A lovely gold and pearl art noveau necklace.