The Blackberry Collection has been developed in collaboration with the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
It was inspired by the V&A’s Green Dining Room, the world’s first museum café, and its fruit panels designed by the firm Morris, Marshall, Faulkner, and Co. in 1886. William Morris was a major influence on the Arts and Crafts Movement, which adopted many of his ideas on the value of hand craftsmanship and the maintenance of truth and honesty in the materials of production. His medieval-inspired designs are noted for their remarkable renderings of interweaving flora and fauna, especially fruits and birds. The designs demonstrate the depth of tones, richness in colors and graduation of tints. The collection is licensed by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England.
Materials: The Blackberry Brooch is cast from bronze with hand-finished patina and 24k gold accents. Berries are black cast glass.