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Collection

An antique jewelled and gold vine brooch by Fonsèque et Olive

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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

Illustrated

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