Antique Jewelry Art Nouveau Brooch

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Antique Jewelry Art Nouveau Brooch / Pendant

This antique jewelry item is an Art Nouveau brooch with old mine-cut diamonds crafted in 18k yellow gold, weighing 19.2g and measuring 5.8cm long, 4cm wide and 10mm deep. Elaborately designed and executed both back and front, this antique jewelry item was handcrafted at the turn of last full century, this authentic Art Nouveau brooch depicting a masterfully sculptured eagle in flight with anatomically accurate features. Rumor has it that the mine owners would blast a diamond mine and throw down raw meat, to which the diamonds would stick and the birds of prey would fly down into the mines to retrieve the meat. This eagle is clenching a pair of old mine-cut diamonds, weighing 0.04ct and 0.01ct respectively, graded H color and SI1 clarity. Talon clenching a radiant 0.35ct old mine-cut diamond graded I-J color and SI1 clarity, this successful hunter illustrates an 'en tremblant' mined prize. Elaborately rendered in repoussé gold, all features of this majestic bird including his eyes, ..More

This antique jewelry item is an Art Nouveau brooch with old mine-cut diamonds crafted in 18k yellow gold, weighing 19.2g and measuring 5.8cm long, 4cm wide and 10mm deep. Elaborately designed and executed both back and front, this antique jewelry item was handcrafted at the turn of last full century, this authentic Art Nouveau brooch depicting a masterfully sculptured eagle in flight with anatomically accurate features. Rumor has it that the mine owners would blast a diamond mine and throw down raw meat, to which the diamonds would stick and the birds of prey would fly down into the mines to retrieve the meat. This eagle is clenching a pair of old mine-cut diamonds, weighing 0.04ct and 0.01ct respectively, graded H color and SI1 clarity. Talon clenching a radiant 0.35ct old mine-cut diamond graded I-J color and SI1 clarity, this successful hunter illustrates an 'en tremblant' mined prize. Elaborately rendered in repoussé gold, all features of this majestic bird including his eyes, talons and the plumage from his hovering wing-span, are realistically rendered in 18k yellow gold. The life-like century old artistic texturing, engraving and scalloping of the gold was done with particular attention to details, indicating the remarkable perspective achieved with sculptured gold for which the 'fin de siècle' artists are renowned. This captivating authentic antique jewelry brooch epitomizes the jewelry design of the era in which naturalism, suggestion of form and mystical imagery were inherent. The upper rim of the bird's left wing is adorned with a rose-cut diamond trio, enhanced by meticulous mille gain application extended along the wing border. The reverse of the brooch is rendered in immaculately textured, matted yellow gold and this striking brooch is outfitted with the original hinged pin and hook closure which can be easily removed for use as a pendant. The pin bears the stamp of purity mark for '18k', the maker's initials and an assigned number but we have not yet thoroughly researched the origin. This splendid brooch is also sold in the original antique custom-fitted box which remains in perfect condition.

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Center Stone Details
Stone:Diamond
Cut:Old Mine
Carat Weight: 0.35cts
Color: I/J
Clarity: SI1
Other Stones
Diamonds (beak)  0.04cts + 0.01ct
Cut: Old Mine
Color: H
Clarity: SI1
Diamonds (3)  
Cut: Rose
Item Details
Measurements: 5.8cm(L) x 4cm(W) x 10mm(D)
Weight:19.2g
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