French Art Nouveau Dragonfly Brooch By Antoine Lapparra

Artfully hand-fabricated in silver over 18K gold in fin de siècle Paris, France by Antoine Lapparra (see below), this exquisite Art Nouveau dragonfly brooch is an improvement on Mother Nature! Her 2 1/2 inch wing span glistens with small rose-cut diamonds and a pair of opal 'eyes'. Her abdomen is aglow with 5 multi-chromatic opals including a heart shape on top. A pair of small cabochon ruby eyes completes this precious nature inspired picture. Magnifique! Found on the internet:

Antoine Lapparra (born 27 April 1857) was the founder of the house in 1893, which at first was located at 3 rue de la Perle, then in 1900 at 157 rue du Temple. Antoine Lapparra entered his mark "a rat and the initials AL" the 19th April 1895. His predecessor was Eugène Queillé. In 1902, Antoine, in partnership with Georges Gabriel, started the company Lapparra and Gabriel. Their mark "a rat and the initials LG" was entered on 12 August 1902. The mark was cancelled on 26 December 1923 and the company is officially broken up on 28 January 1924. Henri, Antoine’s nephew, succeeded him on 27 December 1923 and entered, at the same date, his mark "a rat and the initials HL". The Lapparra house was overtaken by the brothers Souche on 30 April 1960. The name of the company became Souche-Lapparra, and the mark "a tree stump between the letters SL". In 1998 the name of the company changed again to Lapparra when Olivier Gaube du Gers bought the house.

Item Number 50-1-10416
Silver over 18 Karat Gold
2 Inch
2 1/2 Inch
1/2 Inch
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103 Rose Cut Diamonds
Carat Weight: 1.50 carat
Color: I-J-K
Clarity: VS-SI
Total Diamond Carat Weight: 1.50
2 Oval Cabochon Cut Rubies
Total Carat Weight: 0.10
7 Cabochon Cut Crystal Opals
Total Carat Weight: 2.50
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