- Giardinetto-Brosche mit Diamanten und Smaragden

auction 383, Lot 1000

Jewellery on 19 March 2019

 

Giardinetto-Brosche mit Diamanten und Smaragden

estimate:
€ 1.300 to € 1.400

Differenzbesteuerung    

result:
€ 1.651 (incl. 27 % buyer's premium)

description:

A Diamond and Emerald set Giardinetto Brooch

France, 3rd quarter of the 18th century

 

14K gold (585/-) and silver. 38 diamonds in various old cuts, altogether circa 1.20 carats. 7 rectangular step-cut and pear-shaped emeralds, altogether circa 0.40 carat. The brooch fastening is later.

Circa 3.3 x 4 cm. Circa 8 g.

 

This brooch is a fine example of Giardinetto jewellery. Giardinetto which literally means "small garden" in Italian is a style of jewellery which often takes the form of small bunches of flowers and bouquets set with colourful gemstones and diamonds. Whilst Giardinetto rings have survived in larger numbers, Giardinetto brooches are a great rarity.