the naturalistically chased yellow gold stem mounted with a rose diamond set vine leaf and 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.
Paris, circa 1889
For a similar brooch see Henri Vever’s La Bijouterie Française au XIXe Siècle, translated by Katherine Purcell, page 1024.
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