The forms of nature

Ornamental art nouveau brooch with pearls in enamelled gold, USA circa 1900

Not only in Europe, but also overseas, Art Nouveau flourished in the years around 1900. The present brooch for example, was created in the USA and wonderfully illustrates the light and floral forms prevalent there, which were often inspired by French creations. Jewelry with enameled accents on gold was particularly in demand, and companies such as Louis Comfort Tiffany and Krementz & Co. created ethereal designs in the most delicate colors. Its hallmarking proves that the present brooch was made in the United States, which is where we discovered it. It is formed of fine, curved gold wires that resemble plant tendrils. Three characteristically lime-green and peach-coloured enamelled leaves grow from these tendrils. Two small baroque pearls, a bizarrely shaped wing pearl and a small old-cut diamond spring from the structure like precious blossoms. On its reverse side, the hand-forged brooch has a small, hidden hook into which a small pocket watch could be hung in former times. It is beautifully preserved and a wearable as well as collectible example of US-American Art Nouveau jewelry.

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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.