SOLD: French fan brooch with enamel bird and diamonds, circa 1900


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Orientalism was all the rage in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

This whimsical 18-carat French gold brooch in the form of a fan is decorated with vibrant enamel and sparkling rose cut diamonds.

The subject of a bird in foliage is a traditional far eastern design, a nice touch.

It’s marked with a French eagle head on the clasp.

The quality is lovely throughout – it’s worth scrolling through the images to see the jewel-like intensity of the enamel in close up.

It may be small but it packs a punch.


• Handmade in 18-carat yellow gold stamped with a French eagle’s head assay mark
• Decorated with an enamel swallow and foliage and four rose cut diamonds
• Approximately 4.1cm (more than 1 1/2 inches) long, 1.6cm (almost 3/4 inch) wide
• Weight is 5.3 grams
• In excellent antique condition
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box (my antique boxes are not for sale)

Please examine the photographs carefully – they form part of the description.

I’d be very happy to send more information and images. Layaway available.

I accept returns within 14 days if you’re not delighted with your purchase.

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