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.
Weight : 12,47 gr
For further information : In antique jewelry, the Art Nouveau period is characterized by the inspiration of fauna, flora and also of women. Jewelers of this period are particularly influenced by Japanese art. We often find the same subjects: the woman in profile, the butterfly, the foraging bee, the dragonfly, fantastic animals, the seahorse, the fish, etc. The most popular fine and decorative stones from this period are opal, moonstone, topaz, amethyst, agate, ivory and horn. Finally, enamel is used in all these forms, it offers an infinite range of colors and gives an interesting aspect to the jewel, like plaque a jour enamel.