French, Basset & Moreau, Pearl, Diamond and Enamel Brooch, Platinum, Circa 1910
  • French, Basset & Moreau, Pearl, Diamond and Enamel Brooch, Platinum, Circa 1910
  • French, Basset & Moreau, Pearl, Diamond and Enamel Brooch, Platinum, Circa 1910
  • French, Basset & Moreau, Pearl, Diamond and Enamel Brooch, Platinum, Circa 1910
  • French, Basset & Moreau, Pearl, Diamond and Enamel Brooch, Platinum, Circa 1910

French, Basset & Moreau, Pearl, Diamond and Enamel Brooch, Platinum, Circa 1910

£6,500.00
S2317B2
A French, Edwardian, pearl, diamond and enamel, circular, pendant brooch, by Basset & Moreau, with a pearl in the centre, measuring  approximately 4.3mm, with a pierced lace-like openwork surround, set with old-cut diamonds and green enamel decoration, mounted in platinum, with a surround of thirty-six 2.4mm seed pearls, with an estimated total diamond weight of 0.30ct, circa 1910. Approximately 32mm in diameter.
With a French eagle head mark on the back of the brooch. Platinum was officially recognized by the French government as a precious metal in 1910, at which time the eagle's head, for gold, was also used for platinum. In 1912, a special mark, for platinum, was introduced, a dog's head. With a removable brooch fitting and concealed pendant loop, with a French eagle head mark on the hook, the back end of an eagle head on the pin, for 18ct white gold.
With a makers mark with B a dog and M, Basset & Moreau, 1900 to 1912.

Data sheet

Period
Circa 1910
Style
Edwardian
Metal
Platinum
Stone
Diamond and pearl
Measurements
Approximately 32mm diameter
Design House
Basset & Moreau
Country of origin
France

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