Flights of fancy and pure romance are meticulously rendered in enamel for this French jewel. Unlike anything you are likely to see again, it breathes pure French aesthetics from its painstakingly artful enamel depictions to the 18k yellow gold work.
Dating to circa 1910, the piece consists of two parts, a circular brooch top and a pendant locket. Both are painted in polychrome enamels each mirroring the same scene.
A bird swoops down toward a flitting butterfly that floats amid vines, leaves and blossom drops, several dotted with rose cut diamonds. The background is sensitively painted in pale soft pink. Saturated tones of enamels from blues, green and turquoise to ochres and gold make up the foreground.
The bottom drop is a locket with hidden hinge; within a single photographic or memento compartment can contain something of meaning to you. Scrolling gold adorns its top area.
Scare and one-of-a-kind, its unimaginable the long hours it took to create this graceful wearable artwork.