At the beginning of the 20th century brooches are very fashionable, the Art Nouveau brooches are often decorated with flowers, female profiles and composed of enamel, pearls, fine stones. The great masters of Art Nouveau play with shapes, materials and create extremely delicate jewelry.
Fox crystal Essex brooch in 18 karat yellow gold. Antique English brooch with a large round Essex crystal, carved inside with a fox’s head, on a white silvered background. The rock crystal is polished and in a closed setting, the outline of the setting is decorated with a twisted strand of gold, itself surrounded by a series of fine pearls. Early 20th century brooch, Edwardian period, probably from England.
Brooch Art Nouveau woman in pink gold 18 karats. Oval brooch worked in openwork, with decoration of woman in profile surrounded by irises flowers. The elegant lady is adorned with a necklace of five rose-cut diamonds and an earring with a similarly cut diamond. The woman is treated to a gentle movement effect and lets the irises slip through her fingers. Art Nouveau brooch, circa 1910.
Eagle head hallmark and illegible goldsmith’s hallmark.
Dimensions: 26 x 36 mm
Note: the attachment system works. There is a fastener on the reverse side, probably to hold a last element, now missing.
Condition: oxidation, scratches from use
Art Nouveau enamel brooch in yellow gold 18 karats. Brooch of triangular form with lines in “whiplash”, decorated with flowers of iris in the center. The work on the gold is particularly strong and delicate. In the openwork parts, the goldsmith has applied an enamel called “plique à jour” of a mauve color. The enamel is unevenly deposited and slightly milky. On the reverse side, the brooch is chiseled with a floral motif that also gives it movement. In the lower part, a hoop was added afterwards, which allows the brooch to be worn as a pendant. Brooch – pendant in plique enamel of the Art Nouveau period, circa 1910.
Dimensions: 29 mm x 25 mm
Note: the closing system works, with a security system.
Art Nouveau ivy brooch in yellow gold 14 karats. A charming circular brooch entirely decorated with ivy leaves alternated with six natural white pearls. The ivy leaves are enamelled in yellow colour. Antique Art Nouveau brooch, circa 1900.
Jugendstil enamelled brooch in silver (800). Antique triangular brooch forming a stylised butterfly. The jewel is centered of a faceted purple glass imitating the amethyst. The brooch is also enamelled, taking the colors of a gradient going from the light pink to the purple. The three enameled bands frame the central stone. The brooch has the lines of the German Art Nouveau period, the Jugendstil. On the reverse, the jewel bears a monogram MM. German Art Nouveau brooch, Jugendstil jewel, probably from Pforzheim, circa 1915.
Hallmark 800, unknown German jeweler’s mark “MM”
Size: 1.5 cm x 3.5 cm
Note: the fastening system works
Condition: scratches and chips to the center stone
Biarritz Art Nouveau brooch in yellow gold 18 karat. The brooch takes the form of a shell (a mussel) on which it is written “Biarritz” in black and blue enamel. Around, a floral decoration colored by green enamels and a pearl inlaid in relief. Brooch of the early twentieth century, Art Nouveau period. French jewel.
Arts & Crafts brooch by Barnet Henry Joseph (1865-1929), in rose and yellow 9 karat gold. The brooch has a triangular shape and is composed of openwork interlacing. It is a typical pattern of English Art Nouveau movement, also called Arts & Crafts. In the center, a pink quartz cabochon adorns the piece in a serrated setting. The composition is decorated with a fine elongated pearl (not tested), also called a soufflure. English brooch made by Henry Joseph Barnet, circa 1910.
Art Nouveau orchid brooch in 18 karats matte gold, yellow and green colors, with a triangular shape and decorated with an orchid flower in full bloom centered with a green stone (garnet /glass doublet), surrounded by “whiplash” lines with alternating colors of gold. A pearl in tassel under the flower, set by 6 claws. French work from the Art Nouveau period, circa 1900
Partially erased eagle’s head and goldsmith’s hallmarks.
Width: 3 cm
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