This exquisite early 1900's Edwardian era brooch signed by renowned New York jewelry artist E. M. Gattle has one top quality glowing deep purple, expertly cut, sparkling round amethyst of approximately 8 carats. The stones and pearls were not removed from the mounting, so all weights and measurements are approximate, but close to accurate. The mounting is 14k yellow gold and was carefully acid-tested. There are four old mine cut diamonds, each approximately 15 points for a total of 60 points or 3/5 carat. There are twenty-four round white pearls that measure 2mm.
The pin back is signed as pictured, "E.M. Galltle, NY". The brooch is 1" square and weighs 10.3 grams. It is in pristine condition - has no wear or damage of any kind. Upon close examination with a loupe, remains of old dried glue can be seen on the back of some pearls, but it is not noticeable to the naked eye.
E.M. Gattle Co. was founded by Emanuel Gattle in 1890. Originally, E.M. Gattle & Co. was located on Broadway in the theatre district. In 1907, the company moved to the corner of 38th Street and Fifth Avenue and, later, to 55th Street and Fifth Avenue, next to the St. Regis Hotel. One of their notable customer was Enrico Caruso, who shopped Gattle stores for jewelries. However, he was not only a shopper of Gattle, he also allowed his name and photograph to be used in Gattle advertising. Selling to the upper echelon including the Vanderbilts, items by E. M. Gattle are getting incredibly hard to find as most are in private collections. Gattle became successful until the time they closed their doors. The firm closed in 1940, several years before the outbreak of World War II.