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.
Tested as 18 karat gold.
Dimensions: 1.4 x 2.6 cm
Size of the pearl: 3 mm approximately
Weight: 4,11 gr
Note: the fastening system works. Historical point: since 1784, the sea baths of Biarritz are in fashion and Napoleon bathes there in 1808. Later, the Empress Eugenie, who came several times with her family, convinced her husband Napoleon III to make it their holiday resort. Following the construction of the Biarritz salt baths, the city experienced a great boom in the years 1900-1920 thanks to the international tourism that developed there. Coco Chanel opened her 3rd boutique there in 1915.