An early 20th century gold, painted ivory, tortoiseshell and diamond brooch
Lot 289AY
An early 20th century gold, painted ivory, tortoiseshell and diamond brooch
£3,000 - 4,000
US$ 5,000 - 6,700
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An early 20th century gold, painted ivory, tortoiseshell and diamond brooch
The carved ivory plaque with blue, green and terracotta pigment highlights, depicting an idealised classical goddess in a bower, wearing an engraved gold helmet with single-cut diamond detail over her flowing locks, her high waisted dress adorned with pearls and cameos, her cuff with a single-cut diamond highlight, against a tortoiseshell ground, the whole within a brushed gold scrolling cartouche with wirework and single-cut diamond detail, unsigned, length 7.6cm

Footnotes

  • This brooch bears similarities to the jewels of Fuset y Grau, the Barcelona jeweller who worked during the late 19th and early 20th centuries and whose output was comparable to that of his more famous compatriot, Masriera.
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