Wednesday, 29 June 2011

An Early Art Nouveau DRAGONFLY brooch

This is a fine brooch from the beginning of the Twentieth century designed as a dragonfly. This was an extremely popular topic used in jewellery at the time for it allowed designer to create beautiful pieces adorned with coloured gemstones and enamel. It is a part of the naturalistic trend that inspired Art Nouveau jewellers although Dragonflies can be traced back much earlier as well, to the previous century. The brooch is set in diamonds, sapphires and with one pearl and it features a very delicate net craftsmanship work. It will be auctioned by Sotheby's London on July 13th.