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Art Nouveau Turquoise, Enamel, and Pearl Brooch/Pendant by Bippart, Griscom & Osborn

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50-1-10815

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ABOUT THIS JEWELRY

The beauty of Art Nouveau design is that its artistry elevates the most humble of nature's offerings. In this exquisitely rendered, multidimensional brooch by Bippart, Griscom & Osborn, a glossy sage-colored turquoise cabochon is enwrapped by the iconic Nouveau whiplash and reeds of cattails--that truly appear to be swaying in the wind--creating a graceful design that shimmers softly with pastel-colored enamel. A lustrous flat drop freshwater pearl adds a dancing flourish to this lovely and artful assemblage. Circa 1900. In 14K gold, it measures 1 1/2 by just over 1 1/2 inches. The intrinsic bail allows it to be worn as a pendant.

Details

Materials:
14 Karat Yellow Gold
Length:
1 5/16 Inch
Width:
1 1/2 Inch
Height:
5/16 Inch
Gram Weight:
11.9 Grams
Period:
Art Nouveau
Maker:
Bippart, Griscom & Osborn
Center Turquoise details
Cut/Shape:
Round Cabochon Cut
Color:
Bluish Green
Measurements:
19.00 x 19.00 x 5.45 mm
Additional Details Additional Gem Details

1 Freshwater Pearl

Shape:
Flat Drop
Measurements:
8.25-7.35 mm
Color:
White

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