French, Basset & Moreau, Pearl, Diamond And Enamel Brooch, Platinum, Circa 1910

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French, Basset & Moreau, Pearl, Diamond And Enamel Brooch, Platinum, Circa 1910

£6,500.00

Description

A French, Edwardian, pearl, diamond and enamel, circular, pendant brooch, by Basset & Moreau, with a pearl in the centre, measuring approximately 4.3mm, with a pierced lace-like openwork surround, set with old-cut diamonds and green enamel decoration, mounted in platinum, with a surround of thirty-six 2.4mm seed pearls, with an estimated total diamond weight of 0.30ct, circa 1910. Approximately 32mm in diameter.
With a French eagle head mark on the back of the brooch. Platinum was officially recognized by the French government as a precious metal in 1910, at which time the eagle's head, for gold, was also used for platinum. In 1912, a special mark, for platinum, was introduced, a dog's head. With a removable brooch fitting and concealed pendant loop, with a French eagle head mark on the hook, the back end of an eagle head on the pin, for 18ct white gold.
With a makers mark with B a dog and M, Basset & Moreau, 1900 to 1912.

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item details
Origin French
Period 1910s
Style Edwardian
Materials Platinum
Main Gemstone Pearl
Dimensions Approximately 32mm diameter
Secondary Gemstone Diamond
Secondary Gemstone Carat Total 0.30ct
Secondary Gemstone Cut Old Cut

Product REF: S2317B2