An antique jewelled and gold vine brooch by Fonsèque et Olive

Paris, c.1889


the naturalistically chased yellow gold stem mounted with a rose cut diamonds suspending red glass grapes.

Georges Fonsèque and Emile Olive made a specialty of these brooches in the form of grapes. They were originally supplied in miniature wooden wine cases.


4.6 cm across


For a similar brooch see Henri Vever’s La Bijouterie Française au XIXe Siècle, translated by Katherine Purcell, page 1024.