A paste and diamond 'grapes' brooch, attributed to Fonsèque et Olive,
Lot 21
A paste and diamond 'grapes' brooch, attributed to Fonsèque et Olive,
Sold for £1,875 (US$ 3,022) inc. premium

Lot Details
A paste and diamond 'grapes' brooch, attributed to Fonsèque et Olive, circa 1890
The naturalistically chased yellow gold stem, mounted over a silver vine set with rose-cut diamonds, issuing three frosted green glass grapes, French eagle's head assay mark and partial number on pin, length 3.3cm

Footnotes

  • The Parisian firm Fonsèque et Olive was founded in 1885. Emile Olive, the creative partner, had previously been a designer for Falize. The firm was noted for their medal jewels and also for their unusual brooches which were designed as coffee beans and clusters of grapes. For a similar example, see Vever, H., translated by Purcell, K., French Jewellery of the Nineteenth Century, Thames & Hudson Ltd, London, 2001, p. 1024.
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