Norman & Ernest Spittle brooch
A white metal brooch set with Ruskin Pottery roundel made by Norman and Ernest Spittle in 1902.
The brooch is most likely made of a pewter and aluminium alloy frequently used and patented by the Spittle brothers – Pewtal. The brooch is marked with “Guild Button N&ES” and “Registered No 388979”. The “Guild Buttons” were produced in quite high numbers by the Spittle brothers at this time and you quite often see them also as brooches or napkin ring holders.
The dark green ceramic roundel is almost certainly a Ruskin Pottery roundel which did feature in Spittle designs of this period.
The registered number dates this piece to 1902.
Dimensions: 1 1/2″ in diameter