Frog on enamelled leaf Brooch - Rowena Howell

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Artist Statement

Rowena Howell

I have a collection of frog ornaments at home which family and friends have bought over the years. So, when I saw the frog images at the V & A this inspired me to make a piece in my jewellery class at College. I also incorporated enamelling in my piece as this was a new project for me which was introduced by my tutor at the time the tutor told us about the competiton. I then looked for leaf designs which would be suitable for enamelling and be long enough to put my frog on. I was inspired by the william morris 'willow bough' leaf design.

Frog on enamelled leaf Brooch - Rowena Howell

©Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Inspiration details:

Pounce Box

Bronze pounce box

Italy (made)

17th century (made)

Unknown (production)

Bronze

V&A collection reference number(s):
M.103-1953,E.557-1919,A.982-1910

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