Tiffany Nature A Flawless Fit An incredibly life-like enameled orchid brooch, created by Paulding Farnham for the 1889 Paris World’s Fair. Rendered in lilac, red and white enamel, the flower comes festooned with 20 karat gold, diamonds and rubies
Jeweler René Lalique, who I posted about way back in May, caused an explosion of insect themed jewelry at the turn of the century. Lalique was fascinated with the natural form, and insects were always one of his favorite subjects.
A graceful dragonfly is artfully camouflaged by matching translucent turquoise plique-a-jour enamel, sparkling diamonds and shimmering pearl flora (even her ruby eyes are mimicked by a pair of red berries) in this enchanting and exotic late-twentieth cent
Art Nouveau Brooch with sappphires, enamel and glass, by Lalique. The light blue enamel leaves with glass clusters to the dark blue enamel branches with marquise-cut sapphire detail and a pear-shaped drop, mounted in gold, circa cm wide Signed Lalique