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Geoffrey Bellamy for Tarratt silver ivy leaf brooch

Jewellery by Tarratt the Leicester jewellers are always great design & quality and this wonderful silver brooch designed by Geoffery Bellamy for Tarratt is no exception. It comprises 6 silver ivy leaves of various sizes, grouped together in two groups of three with the bottom group of three being articulated from the top group. The back bears the mark for Ivan Tarratt and has Bellamy's facsimile signature. It is hallmarked by the Birmingham Assay office for silver and 1965 and bears the sponsor's mark "GTLd" for George Tarratt.

Approximated dimensions:
Weight: 3/8ozs - 13gms
Length: 2.83ins - 7.2cms
Width: 1.57ins - 4cms

George Tarratt established the company under his name in 1913 and established a reputation for supplying quality silverware.
George's son, Ivan Tarratt, joined the company in 1936 after training with Wilson & Gill in London. He expanded the jewellery and watch lines as well as maintaining the company’s reputation for supplying top quality silverware.
In the 1950s and '60s, Ivan Tarratt worked with leading jewellery designers of the time, Geoffrey Bellamy, Ernest Blyth and Toni Taylor to develop an in-house collection of jewellery which were produced into the late 1970s & early 1980s.

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