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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Weight: 2.1 gr
Historical point : 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.