Hicham Aboutaam Presents Bronze Brooch

As part of the Young Collectors exhibit at Phoenix Ancient Art’s Geneva location, Hicham Aboutaam is presenting antique blue and white enameled bronze brooches. Modeled from a thin bronze plate (depicting a cross-shaped openwork centrifugal pattern), the abstract motif decorating this brooch comprises four circles alternating with lanceolate leaves.

Dating from the Imperial time, this decorative champlevé technique is a unique part of the Gallic small fibulae which carved cells in the metal surface, filled with vitreous enamel. The piece was then fired until the enamel fused. Once cooled, the object surface was polished highlighting the enamels bright colors
In the Northern Alps this process was very common as well as other European regions.

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