Out of the Art Nouveau Movement of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries emerged a type of brooch which utilized the decorative technique of enameling. Foliate motifs were typical and the pansy flower was choice among the blossoms depicted.
Rare among the subject material is this rose bud. Realistically depicted in its delicate form with stem and leaves in a close embrace. Iridescent pink and green enamels caress the folds of the bud…one color seamlessly blending into the other.
On one emerging leaf an old European cut diamond of .10 carats (H-I color; SI1-2 clarity) places a gentle kiss. Languid and sensuous, a stem of 14k yellow gold curvaceously wends its way.