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An Antique Diamond Corsage Ornament

This important corsage ornament with naturalistic violets is made of gold on silver, fully set with rose-cut diamonds. The beautifully executed stem begins with a ribbon ornament and ends in two buds. There are three violets on the 23-centimetre-long stem, one larger than the other two. None of the leaves or petals is flat; there is movement in every one; some even curl. The unknown maker certainly shows off his skill and craftsmanship in this three-dimensional jewel. It is a superb example of the fashion in jewellery in the Late Romantic Era.

Date: Circa 1875
Made in: England
Dimensions: 23 cm (l)
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