French Renaissance Revival Sapphire Diamond Brooch

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Circa 1880s. 18k, France. This magnificent French brooch features a finely modeled golden griffin sitting in a crescent moon. Set with 5 carats of well-matched sapphires and 3.25 carats of rose-cut diamonds, the pin is eye-catchingly fluid. From design to fabrication, this one-of-a-kind piece is gorgeous.

Very Good condition, noted is an earlier replacement of the catch with one that is safer and not removable. Two small appliances remain on the underside, which could have been used to change the use of this piece from a pin to a pendant and possibly other forms.

Remarks from Lawrence Jeffrey: "France's romantically idealized views of the relationship of Europe and North Africa during the renaissance period are symbolized in this brooch."

STONES: 3.25 carats total weight of rose-cut diamonds and 5.0 carats total weight of fine sapphires.

SIZE: 2" diameter WEIGHT: 22.0 grams

HALLMARKS: Eagle's head for 18k and rubbed mixed metals mark for silver over 18k gold.

STOCK NUMBER: 14063

Jewelry acquired from LAWRENCE JEFFREY must delight you. Purchases may be returned for any reason for a period of 7 days.

Details

  • Creator
    Unknown
  • Of the Period
    Renaissance Revival
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Date of Manufacture
    Circa 1870s
  • Diameter
    2
  • Weight
    22.0g
  • Dealer Location
    Litchfield, CT
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    JU11110723041
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