Lovely antique oval enamel brooch features cloisonné burnt red-orange and white flowers (poppies?) with fluid, Art Nouveau-esque green leaves, on a shimmery white guilloche ground.
Though guilloche enamel (machine-engraved designs underneath a translucent layer of enamel) became popular in the 1880s, the style of this brooch and its gilt base metal composition suggest a circa date of 1900-1910, when U.S. manufacturers began to mass produce both Art Nouveau and enamelled jewelry.
Measuring 1 ¾" x 1", the brooch has a c-clasp closure and is in excellent condition.
Proud Member of the VFG Vintage Fashion Guild
Item ID: cons47