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Art Nouveau Iris Brooch with Diamond


Art Nouveau iris brooch with Old European-cut diamond. (J6533)

Art Nouveau Iris Brooch!

The jewelers of the Art Nouveau period  (1890 to 1910)  were masters at creating small,  life-like flowers in enamel and gold.  This beautiful iris brooch is a wonderful example of Art Nouveau artistry.

Crafted in 14kt gold and set with an Old European-cut diamond,  the brooch was created around 1900.

Cost:  Although this brooch has sold,  you will find many more beautiful brooches in the Antique Brooch Gallery.

Measurements:  This striking brooch is 1 3/8 inches tall and  3/4 inches wide.


Rear view of Art Nouveau iris brooch with a diamond. (J6533)


By examining the rear of the brooch you can see its sturdy construction and the solid base which supports the enamelled petals and leaves of the flower.  Also note the chatelaine hook from which a small watch or drop pendant can be suspended.


Close-up of ..... hallmark. (J6533)

The clasp and the lower leaf are marked "14K".  To the left of the gold mark on the leaf there appears to be an indistinct maker's mark.  It may be a flaming torch lying on its side  -  the maker's mark of Bippart, Griscom and Osborn,  a fine jewelry firm based in Newark, New Jersey at the turn of the last century.

Although the mark cannot be clearly identified...."would not this iris brooch, by any other maker, be as sweet!"

Art Nouveau iris brooch with Old European-cut diamond. (J6533)


Here are a few more elegant jewels from the past ...

Hans Brassler star brooch. (J9329)Art Nouveau amethyst brooch. (J9223)Hans Brassler scarab and bloodstone stickpin. (J9127)



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