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Genuine Art Nouveau Opal Butterfly Brooch Diamonds Garnets 14 Karat Gold Signed

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This outstanding Art Nouveau butterfly brooch features natural opals diamonds and demantoid garnets. Circa 1910 Hallmarked 14 Karat gold with a patent date of nov. 30 '86(1886) This beautiful piece is offered in very good condition. The opals are particularly nice in colour. The butterfly measures 2.5 cm in height with a wingspan of 4.9 cms Weight: 8.6 grams Natural Australian light opals: Large oval opal to the body measures 4 x 13 mms Round opal to the body measures 4 mms diameter 2 x smaller round opals to the wings measure 3 mm each Diamonds: 2 x round cut diamonds 0.02 cts each - VS - G/H color (estimated) Demantoid garnets: 2 x round cuts A superbly crafted piece made in 14k gold with wings displaying subtle and realistic veining, artistically created by hammering in a cross-hatch style manner. The butterflies body is set with both round and long oval natural opals with further opals set into the lower wings. A single round cut diamond is set in a diamond setting to each top wing and the insect's eyes are formed as gold balls coated with black enamel and bezel set with demantoid garnets. Made in 14 karat yellow gold, the highly collectible bejeweled butterfly brooch is signed to the reverse with a H and 14 inside of it (makers mark for the A.J. hedges Co. of Newark NJ in business from 1866). The company is known for its outstanding Art Nouveau jewelry pieces, some of which can be found in the Newark Museum of Decorative Arts today. Please contact us if you would like further information.

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  • Creator
    A.J. hedges Co
  • In the Style Of
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Date of Manufacture
    Circa 1900
  • Reference Number
    LU147026196052
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