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Brooch

  • Place of origin:

    France (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1925 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Platinum, diamonds, carved coral and nephrite jade, black onyx and enamel

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patricia V. Goldstein

  • Museum number:

    M.126-2007

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 31, shelf A, box 8

Stylized baskets of flowers were popular motifs for brooches during the 1920s. The angularity of much Art Deco was replaced with a softer line, although representation remained rather two-dimensional. These colourful pieces drew on a wide range of coloured gemstones and hardstones, or in this case coral and jade combined with the fashionable contrast of black and white.

Physical description

Brooch in the form of a vase of flowers, the vase set with diamonds, the flowers of coral with nephrite leaves

Place of Origin

France (possibly, made)

Date

ca. 1925 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Platinum, diamonds, carved coral and nephrite jade, black onyx and enamel

Dimensions

Height: 4.2 cm, Width: 3.0 cm, Depth: 1.4 cm

Descriptive line

Brooch of enamelled platinum, set with diamonds, black onyx, carved coral and nephrite jade. Possibly made in France, about 1925.

Materials

Platinum; Enamel; Diamond; Onyx; Coral; Jade

Techniques

Enamelling; Carving; Stone setting; Stone cutting

Subjects depicted

Basket; Flowers

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Accessories

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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