Tiny and perfect. So much detail.
Open style brooch with woman's head and plants. Her hair is entwined with an iris and leaves. Art Nouveau style but not from that time.
A new yet vintage brooch/ pin taken from an original stamp created in France over 100 years ago.
How can this brooch be vintage and new at the same time?
It has 3 levels of history attached to it.
The metal stamp was originally created in the Marais district in Paris where the jewellery making skills were lost in the battlefields of WW1 at Verdun.
Then in 1980s the original stamps were re discovered and that is when this brooch was made.
The brooch is made from stamped brass from France and silver plated in UK.
A little piece of history brought up to date with a lady's head and shoulders gazing longingly at a distant iris
The pin at the back stretches across the back of the brooch and has a roll safety clasp.
Very pretty and the open area allows for the garment to show though and really frame the profile. Imagine it on black velvet.
Measurement 3.3 cm x 2.5 cm
Good condition with some pitting on the front.
Even heavy brooches can be worn on modern garments using a supportive brooch sponge. FIND OUT HOW
Your brooch will be wrapped in our seasonal packaging and will include a sponge.
Additional gift wrapping can be purchased at the checkout.