Brooch by Child & Child, c.1900
This stunning brooch is made of gold, silver, amethyst, enamel and a pearl.
The brooch was made by Child & Child, a luxury artistic jewellery businesses founded by two brothers in 1880. By 1892 they were working from Alfred Place West, now Thurloe Street, opposite the entrance to South Kensington tube station. Child & Child made jewellery for a number of important patrons, including Queen Victoria, King George V and the Tsarina of Russia.
The OSPAAAL posters in particular reveal the idealistic spirit at the core of the Cuban Revolution, intent on eradicating imperialism globally.
This is a screen printed poster depicting a stylised monkey, with orange hair and a blue face and hands, against a black background.