Art Nouveau Griffin Brooch

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Art Nouveau Griffin Brooch

This Art Nouveau griffin brooch most probably of French artisanship is crafted in 18k yellow gold, weighs 4.3g and measures 4cm wide, 3.3cm high and 4mm deep. This alluring and authentic Art Nouveau brooch of immaculate craftsmanship depicts a masterfully sculptured, Art Nouveau style 'non-conformist' griffin, a mythological creature perceived differently in different cultures. Although commonly portrayed as serpentine or reptilian, possessing extremely large bodies, they can be portrayed with or without wings and with a body much smaller than in modern depictions, as seen in the early European literature and mythology. Clenching a lustrous round cultured pearl between his jaws graded 'white' color and measuring 3mm diameter, this enchanting griffin of 'benevolent' appearance is elaborately rendered in repoussť gold, with particular attention to detail. The latter is shown on the meticulous plumage of the wide-open wings and the floral scrolls surrounding the mythical creature. ..More

This Art Nouveau griffin brooch most probably of French artisanship is crafted in 18k yellow gold, weighs 4.3g and measures 4cm wide, 3.3cm high and 4mm deep. This alluring and authentic Art Nouveau brooch of immaculate craftsmanship depicts a masterfully sculptured, Art Nouveau style 'non-conformist' griffin, a mythological creature perceived differently in different cultures. Although commonly portrayed as serpentine or reptilian, possessing extremely large bodies, they can be portrayed with or without wings and with a body much smaller than in modern depictions, as seen in the early European literature and mythology. Clenching a lustrous round cultured pearl between his jaws graded 'white' color and measuring 3mm diameter, this enchanting griffin of 'benevolent' appearance is elaborately rendered in repoussť gold, with particular attention to detail. The latter is shown on the meticulous plumage of the wide-open wings and the floral scrolls surrounding the mythical creature. Characterizing the Art Nouveau style, all features are realistically presented by means of artistic texturing, engraving and scalloping of 18k yellow gold, epitomizing the jewelry design of the era in which naturalism, suggestion of form and at times mystical imagery were inherent. The reverse of the pin is rendered in matted yellow gold, outfitted with the original retractable pin and hook closure, the pin bearing the 'eagle's head' hallmark denoting French craftsmanship and an additional hook on the lower extremity for suspending delicate ornamental pieces.

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Center Stone Details
Stone:Cultured Pearl
Cut:Round
Carat Weight: --
Color: White
Clarity: --
Other Stones
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Item Details
Measurements: 4cm(W) x 3.3cm(H) x 4mm(D)
Weight:4.3g
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