Brooch, Lucien Falize, c.1880

Gold, Enamel, Diamonds and Pearl

Falize Brooch Recuerdo Circle

Of circular form featuring the word ‘Recuerdo’ (memento) in Medieval script, the initial letter carried out in diamonds in a separate cartouche, the rest of the word arranged in a circle in translucent red enamel against an opaque cream ground simulating illuminated script on vellum.  The circular form is centred with a diamond-set pansy signifying ‘Pensee’, translating as a ‘thought’ or ‘memento’.

Maker: Lucien Falize
Paris, c.1880.