Welsh Leek and Daffodil Brooch
George which then represented the Kingdom of England and Wales.
The daffodil and the leek are both symbols of Wales. The origins of the leek can be traced to the 16th century, while the daffodil became popular in the 19th century, encouraged by David Lloyd George. This is attributed to confusion between the Welsh for leek, cenhinen, and that for daffodil, cenhinen Bedr or St. Peter's leek.
Tradition also states, the patron saint of Wales, David, ate only leeks and bread. In his honor the leek became the symbol of Wales. Daffodils which burst into flames by the 1st of March celebrate the revered Welsh saint.
Each item begins as a piece of sheet metal, copper, bronze, brass or nickel. After a pattern is transferred to the metal, the piece is etched in a salt-water solution. Each piece is hand cut, sanded, and polished. A patina may be applied or it may be hand painted with dye oxide. A clear polymer coating is applied and a pin attached to the back with adhesive.
This piece is copper.