Brooch, Lucien Falize, c.1880

Gold, Enamel, Diamonds and Pearl


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.