A LATE 17TH/ EARLY 18TH CENTURY GEM AND ENAMEL CORSAGE ORNAMENT
A LATE 17TH/ EARLY 18TH CENTURY GEM AND ENAMEL CORSAGE ORNAMENT

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A LATE 17TH/ EARLY 18TH CENTURY GEM AND ENAMEL CORSAGE ORNAMENT
Modelled as a bouquet of flowers, each with a rectangular cut-cornered emerald, rose-cut diamond or flat-cut ruby centre, with a variously decorated polychrome enamel petal surround, interspersed by similarly-set insects, butterflies and green enamel foliage, mounted en tremblant, tied by a rose-cut diamond and ruby rosette with adjoining guilloché enamel ribbon loops, the reverse with further engraved or enamel decoration, closed set in silver, metal and gold, 11.7cm

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Cf. Muller, Priscilla E., Jewels in Spain 1500-1800, Madrid, 2012, pg162, fig.271 for an 18th century brooch of similar design

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