Brooch card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Brooch

M6715

Currently not on display

Information

Front-plate of a Frankish gold disc-brooch, twisted wire rim and filigree decoration of beaded wires set double in S motifs, and single in annulets. In centre a raised cloisonné setting with seed pearls around edge, empty rectangular cells radiating inside these from empty central cell. Around edge plain raised cells alternate round and rectangular mostly empty - one contains red opaque bead with white trail, 2 more cabochon (convex shape) blue glass settings. Backplate and rim missing. Pointing in from rectangular cells are little triangular cells, empty except for one with flat green glass.