The brooch was inspired by a detail of a richly decorative column. Artisans of the Gothic and Romanesque era used the bases and capitals of supporting stone columns as spaces for intricate carving.
Baroque designs often featured sinuously carved columns of marble.
Inspire by the image on left.
24 Karat gold-plate over pewter, enhanced by a Garnet cabochon.
Measures approximately 0.4" x 0.6".