AN EMERALD AND DIAMOND BROOCH. Designed as an old mine-cut diamond flower blossom, set with an oval-cut emerald pistil and rose-cut diamond stamen, extending a spray of old mine-cut diamond leaves with two pear-shaped emerald buds, mounted in gold and silver
René Lalique. Throughout his adolescence, Lalique was fascinated by nature, and studied flowers, plants, insects and other natural forms, and was a talented artist - he had even begun to sell paintings of flowers and insects when he was quite young.
PEARL, RUBY AND DIAMOND BROOCH/PENDANT, LATE 19TH CENTURY. Centring on a baroque pearl, framed by a floral and foliate garland surmounted by a pair of doves, set with cabochon and circular-cut rubies and rose-cut diamonds, suspending a pearl drop, detachable brooch fitting, hinged bail. #antique #Victorian #brooch #pendant