Rare vintage brooch; French inspired figures and Vintage Brooch French Inspired Figures and Fleur de Lis. Measures: 4 inches long X 1 inch at widest part and very, very 3 dimensional. The only example I have seen in 35 years in the business. Outstanding condition with minor wear to two pearls.
This brooch is constructed in two pieces Each piece is involved and detailed. All metal is gold tone with intentional dark highlights to give an antique presentation. This is a very strong well made piece.
The top piece has a flower set with a faux jade bead. Leaves / Fleur de Lis are flanked by leaves and faux pearls on a shield shaped back. The top has a strong pin mechanism with a rotating knuckle clasp.
The bottom swings freely from the top section. It has interlocking rings to simulate a sphere; so it is open. These are supported by two figures. One faces a ring and the other supports a ring on his back.
The figures are draped with open work metal mesh. Below them is a four sided, involved base. It has; fleur de lis topped with faux jade, flowers with faux pearls a/o faux jade. Completely involved on all four sides. The bottom is framed with a multi prong set faux jade cabochon.
Very, very unusual and one that should be in a book on costume jewelry. There is no signature. Condition is above excellent. Only the pearls on the top show wear.
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