Full Hallmarks SIgned M Rieg renaissance brooch
What a treasure this fully hallmarked heavy Max Reig brooch is!! Max Reig was a Master silversmith at Colonial Williamsburg during the first half of the 20th Century. He was commissioned and made a pair of 18th century style chandeliers hanging in the St. Bede Catholic Church. He taught classes in metalwork in Virginia and had a jewelry store in the Post Office building in Williamsburg In October 1937, the first shops opened. Boone Forge of North Carolina ran a blacksmith shop at the Deane Forge. Kittinger Furniture of Richmond, Virginia, presented a cabinet shop at the Ascough House. Max Reig made and sold pewter and jewelry at the Margaret Hunter Shop during that period. This renaissance heavy gilt brooch is hand forged and has all the hallmarks as well as his signature. IT has a most unusual mythical creature on one side with a crown on its head ( I think it is a lion of some sort) and a unicorn on the other side. Between them is a key hole with a fleur de lis on the top and bottom. This is a hand crafted heavy well made brooch that is 2 ½“ tall and in excellent condition. Lovely whimsical piece that would be an asset to any collection!.
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