Brooches by Nan Kilgore

Special 1 Inch Brooches

Example of a small brooch

Small Brooch Example:
French Bulldog shown

Petite ornate settings are hand-finished to coordinate with each individual piece. Unlimited possibilities! Reminiscent of a more elegant age! The 1-inch porcelain insert is set in a variety of custom finished settings. A polychrome finish is applied to each piece to accent and support the beautiful painting within. Brooches are signed and come registered with a Collector's Number and a certificate of authenticity, protected in a little silken purse.

Example of brooches

Example of Filigree Finding shown:
Ibizan Hound

We are always finding exciting new findings. And since we custom finish each one, we can only show a small sample of possibilities. If you have any questions or suggestions, please ask. Yes, you can special order sterling and gold, again do not be afraid to please ask. We work with our clients, your satisfaction is our goal. Brooches are signed and come registered with a Collector's Number and a certificate of authenticity, protected in a little silken purse.

Example of leaf finding brooches

Examples Leaf Finding: Greyhound and Basenji

For prices see 1" Oval Brooch at Prices

The Leaf setting is a new addition with wonderful possibilities. It is suitable for both horizontal and vertical orientations. A fine art nouveau styling to which Nan adds a polychrome patina to integrate perfectly with the portrait.

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Porcelain Brooches

Example of a Lindner Brooch

Example of a Lindner Brooch:
Bedlington Terrier shown

These are fine porcelain brooches with self-framing shapes. Beautiful smooth baroque forms are simply elegant! The squarish Lindner Scrolled Brooch of fine Bavarian porcelain is perfectly suited for the head-study portrait. The horizontal fine Chinese porcelain brooches lend themselves to the full-body compositions. To underscore the versatility of the horizontal format is the double portrait brooch below. Yes, for an added reasonable portrait fee all pieces can be commissioned as portraits in additions to specific breeds or types. So go ahead, make it really special, make it a portrait! Brooches are signed and come registered with a Collector's Number and a certificate of authenticity, protected in a little silken purse.

For prices see Porcelain Brooch at Prices

Example of a Horizonal Brooch

Example of a Horizonal Brooch:
Havanese shown

Example of a Horizonal Brooch

Really Custom Double-Portrait:
Longhaired Dachshunds shown

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1-1/2 in. Oval Brooches

Example of Vertical Brooch

Vertical Example:
Brussles Griffon shown

A medium size brooch that is very versatile. The finding is carefully coordinated to frame the miniature painting perfectly! Each brooch is a custom creation, there is no master design or reproduced copies. This is original work. And as with all brooches, they are signed and come registered with a Collector's Number and a certificate of authenticity, protected in a little silken purse.

Example of Horizontal Brooch

Horizontal Example:
Basenji shown

For prices see 1-1/2 in. Oval Brooch at Prices

We are always added new finding and styles and in addition each one is customized to coordinate with the porcelain portrait. Each one is very unique masterpiece!

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Very Special Orders

Example of Sterling Brooch

Example in Sterling Silver:
Bernese Mountain Dog shown

We cannot stress enough that we specialize in custom work. If you have something in mind do not hesitate do ask. Here is a very good example that you are not limited to what we have in stock, this is a sterling silver setting for this Berner. We always strive to make each project precious.

For prices contact us for a quote.

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