This 18K yellow gold Art Deco brooch from 1920 seems to be an abstract tropical fruit engraved in coral freshly picked from the garden of Japonism. Still attached on four veins of carré cut onyx alternating with coral, this tempting jewel is preserved on an exquisite open work back with leafy patterns through which you could fancy yourself on your own desert island.
Antique jewelry object group: brooches
Country of origin: Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe this to be of Belgian origin.
Style: Art Deco (more info on styles)
Style specifics: Abstract motives and geometrical forms are quite typical for the Art Deco period.
Period: ca. 1920 (events and facts in 1920)
Source of inspiration: Japan
Material: 18K yellow gold (more info on precious metals)
Extra information: Japonism, or Japonisme, the original French term, which is also used in English, is a term for the influence of the arts of Japan on those of theWest. The word was first used by Jules Claretie in his book L'Art Francais en 1872 published in that year. Works arising from the direct transfer of principles of Japanese art on Western, especially by French artists, are called japonesque.
Precious stones: coral onyx (more info on precious stones)
Birthstones: Moonstone is the birthstone (or month stone) for July. (more info on birthstones)
Hallmarks: No trace. (more info on hallmarks)
Condition: excellent condition (more info on our condition scale)
Dimensions: width 2.17 cm (0.85 inch), height 3.08 cm (1.21 inch)
Weight: 11.30 gram (7.27 dwt)
Reference Nº: 10015-4334
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