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MASJ Silver Plated Pewter Honeysuckle Brooch

MASJ Silver Plated Pewter Honeysuckle Brooch

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MASJ Silver Plated Pewter Honeysuckle Brooch featuring a beautiful nouveau style honeysuckle design signed MASJ (Maureen Ann Story-Jones) for Silver Scenes Limited. This beautiful brooch has a rollover clasp and it measures 5.7cm high and 4.5cm wide and it weighs 13.6g. It is signed 'MASJ' on the reverse.

Edward Anthony and Maureen Ann Story-Jones established their family business focused on crafting silver jewellery and related items in the village of Berriew in Montgomeryshire, Wales, in 1984. In addition to jewellery, Edward Anthony and Maureen Ann crafted a variety of articles, including frames, clocks, pillboxes, and vases. The Silver Scenes collection primarily featured motifs inspired by nature, such as flowers, leaves, dragonflies, and butterflies, all meticulously detailed. These pieces were cast in pewter and then plated with silver or gold. The peak production of MASJ brooches occurred predominantly until the late 1990s, and today, they are highly sought after by collectors. Notably, MASJ pieces are often marked with a signature and date by hand or stamped with the MASJ logo.

Despite the company having new directors in both 1996 and 1998, the original founders continued to be actively involved until their retirement, with Maureen Ann retiring in 2004 and Edward Anthony in 2006. Silver Scenes Limited, the company behind the jewellery trademark, was incorporated on May 21, 1984. However, the trademark ceased to be active on May 12, 2015.

Honeysuckle represents sweetness, affection, and the bonds of love. The flower's ability to attract hummingbirds with its sweet nectar is often likened to the attraction between people, making it a symbol of devoted love and happiness. In some traditions, honeysuckle is also associated with fond memories, nostalgia, and the lasting bonds of friendship. Its vigorous growth and ability to thrive, often entwining tightly around structures, further symbolise resilience, protection, and the enduring nature of love.

This beautiful piece of jewellery began its journey many years ago and may have some very minor imperfections collected along its travels. By purchasing this piece you will investing in a brand new chapter of its story as well as making a positively conscious choice on sustainable fashion. Vintage jewellery for the beautiful you on our beautiful planet.

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