Superb Renaissance Revival Brooch
Superb Renaissance Revival Brooch
Superb Renaissance Revival Brooch
Superb Renaissance Revival Brooch
Renaissance Revival Brooch showing the influence of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. See 'Fair Rozamund' by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Gere & Munn, Pre-Raphaelite to Arts & Crafts Jewellery, 1989, p.118.
The freshness of this piece comes across extremely well showing a progression from the more usual Renaissance Revival forms to a lighter & more artistic jewel.
Plaques by the artist enamelers Grandhomme & Garnier are in the collections of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris & The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Good with minor enamel repair
cf. The Belle Epoque of French Jewellery 1850-1910
Thomas Heneage & Co Ltd, 1990, p. 124
Dictionary of Enamelling, History and Techniques, Erika Speel, 1997, p.69
Henri Vever, French Jewelry of the Nineteenth Century
translated from the French by Katherine Purcell, 2001

Diameter 3.60 (1.42 inches)
Weight 9.80g (0.32oz t)
Stock Code
Gold, enamel & diamond. The polychrome bas relief is a fine example of Goldsmith repoussé.
Enamel signed with artist's monograms 'PG' for Paul Grandhomme & 'AG' for Alfred Garnirer. Pin numbered: 1225 & eagle's head. Catch with eagle's head & indistinct maker's mark.
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