* An Important Art Nouveau Gold, Diamond and Glass Brooch, Fonseque et Olive, Circa 1890, depicting a grape cluster, consisting of four frosted green glass spherical beads mounted on gold wirework stems and a silver stem containing 17 round rose cut diamonds. Stamp: (French assay marks) (maker's mark).
Provenance: For similar examples, please see French Jewelry of the Nineteenth Century, Henri Vever, translated by Katherine Purcell, 2001, p. 904 and 1024. 9.40 dwts. Estimate $ 4,000-6,000
All diamonds and glass beads are present and securely set. The glass beads show no obvious wear. The gold wirework shows a darkened patina due to age, the silver section has oxidized. The pin stem moves freely and clasps tightly. The diamonds show scattered minor wear under 10X magnification.
An Important Art Nouveau Gold, Diamond and Glass Brooch, Fonseque et Olive, Circa 1890, 9.40 dwts.