Lovely antique amethyst and pearl 14k yellow gold brooch with a velvety gold patina. The free flowing lines and foliate motif makes this stunning piece unmistakably Art Nouveau (1890-1910). The center seed pearl is set in a starburst.
This elegant brooch features a hook that facilitated women to fashionably sport a pocket watch suspended from the brooch as well as other adornments.
The Art Nouveau movement embraced free flowing lines, organic motifs, and the use of both mythical creatures and insects as inspiration. Non-traditional gemstones in pastel hues, freshwater pearls and meticulous hand painted enamel work adorned Art Nouveau jewellery, breaking away from restrictive designs of the 19th century.
Amethyst: One (1) bezel set, oval faceted amethyst measuring approximately 6.00 x 3.67 x 2.34 mm with an estimated weight of 0.37ct.
Three (3) single drilled natural pearls measuring approximately 2.5 to 3.2 mm in length each.
One (1) seed pearl measuring approximately 1.2 mm in diameter.
Metal: 14k yellow gold, acid tested
Dimensions: approximately 3/4 inch (L) x 1 inch (W)