The Black Rose

A brooch by Leon Coulon, Paris, circa 1900


a rare nineteenth century brooch by Leon Coulon, depicting a black rose, the curving and layered pierced silver petals mounted with rose diamonds and edged by larger rose diamonds, centred with old brilliant cut diamond topped stamen, the surface of the forward facing silver lacquered black, with a finely worked yellow gold detachable brooch fitting.

Paris, circa 1900.

7cm across.