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The Black Rose brooch

By Leon Coulon

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Coulon black rose 2

a rare nineteenth century brooch by Leon Coulon, depicting a black rose, the curving and layered pierced silver petals mounted with rose diamonds and edged by larger rose diamonds, centred with old brilliant cut diamond topped stamen, the surface of the forward facing silver lacquered black, with a finely worked yellow gold detachable brooch fitting.

Paris, circa 1875.

7cm across.