Golden brooch with oranges, flowers and hanging leaves
This brooch is a colorful and brilliant jewel, representative of the sun and light of Italy.
The ceramic oranges are modeled from clay. The whole model is sectioned into two halves, emptied by digging out the excess clay and then closed.
This delicate operation gives the brooch lightness and perfect portability.
The clay, white earthenware, is baked in a ceramic oven at 1000 ° C.
The second firing with colors and glazes takes place at 920 ° centigrade.
The leaves and flowers are also individually modeled by hand and decorated with a brush with metal oxides for ceramics.
The base of the brooch is in gold-plated brass.
The plating is 1 micron of 18 K gold, hypoallergenic as it excludes the use of nickel in processing steps