A lovely Art Nouveau brooch depicting a lady surrounded by birds in 14K yellow gold and diamonds. The design is beautifully worked with tremendous textural detail, and the old mine cut diamond set in the headdress adds a touch of sparkle. The designer of this brooch is most certainly of French origin and was created with the idea of licensing it to manufacturing jewelers in France, England and the U.S. When this design appears with French hallmarks, it’s hollow and worked in 18K; English versions are typically in sterling silver; and American versions are solid and worked in 14K. Krementz is known to have used this design, though this example is unmarked. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
NOTE: The brooch can easily be converted to a pendant with the addition of a folding bail to the back.
- Origin: America, ca. 1910.
- Condition: excellent; sharp detail; all original.
- Dimensions: 15/16” diameter.
- Weight: 6.6 grams.
- Approximate Dimond Weight: .04 carat.