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An antique jewelled and gold mounted steel brooch

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Charles Arfvidson 2

this rare neo-renaissance openwork floral brooch is made from finely engraved blued steel and set with rose and old brilliant but diamonds, suspending a drop shaped pearl, with yellow gold brooch and pedant fittings to the reverse.

Attributed to Charles Arfvidson, Paris, circa 1900.

3.3 cm across.

£4950

Charles Arfvidson supplied Boucheron with similar blued steel jewels in the early 1900’s. A diamond and blue steel regency style necklace by Arfvidson is held in the Boucheron Collection.

See Boucheron: Four Generations of a World-Renowned Jeweler, Neret, Gilles, trans. Purcell,(NY, 1988), page 35.

The contrasting combination of black metal and diamonds is highly effective and much copied by modern jewellers.