An antique Recuerdo brooch by Falize

Paris, c.1880.


the yellow gold brooch featuring the word ‘Recuerdo’ (remember) in Medieval script, the initial letter enamelled translucent blue in a separate cartouche against a paler blue foliate ground the remainder of the word in translucent red enamel against an opaque cream ground, simulating illuminated script on vellum, edged with with rose diamonds.

Maker: Lucien Falize
Paris, c.1880.

5.5 cm in length