A rare art deco ruby and diamond fibula brooch, by Georges Fouquet,
Lot 157
A rare art deco ruby and diamond fibula brooch, by Georges Fouquet,
Sold for £79,200 (US$ 123,932) inc. premium

Lot Details
A rare art deco ruby and diamond fibula brooch, by Georges Fouquet, circa 1925
Of tapering annular form, the central row of calibré-cut rubies within borders of old brilliant and single-cut diamonds, with three central vertical accents of similarly cut stones and completed by a diamond and ruby bombé cluster, signed G. Fouquet and numbered, maker's marks for Georges Fouquet in two places, French assay marks, diameter 6.8cm.

Footnotes

  • Fibula brooches were worn as clips or belt buckles and pinned to the folds of the dress. A brooch, of almost identical design, by Georges Fouquet, circa 1923, yet carved in ivory and coral is in the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

    C.f. Snowman, Kenneth (ed), `The Master Jewelers, London, 1990, pp 168 (ill.) and 171
    Exhibition catalogue, `Les Fouquet: bijoutiers & joailliers à Paris, 1860-1960 / sous les direction de Marie-Noël de Gary`, Paris: Musée des art décoratifs: Flammerion, 1983, page 164 for a sapphire and diamond fibula brooch, designed circa 1920-24. The catalogue bibliography also cites an edition of Vogue in 1929 which illustrated such a jewel fixed to the shoulder of a dress by Molyneux.
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