Diamond Stomacher Brooch, crowned by a spray of diamond-set flowerheads, leaves and buds,
suspending a panel of swags, tapering to a point at the base, each with
knife-edge and collet centres, to the detachable pear-shaped diamond
drops, circa 1860
macklowe gallery description: French Art Nouveau 18k gold and enamel brooch with topaz and diamonds. The brooch has a hexagonal-cut topaz, and contains 124 rose and old European cut diamonds. The centre topaz is flanked by dimensional enamelled butterflies. The moveable wings are decorated with realistic gold veining, plique-à-jour and translucent enamel, and are edged with diamonds. Circa 1900.
The Gonzaga Cameo, depicting
Philadelphus and his wife Arsinoe portrayed as gods of the Greek pantheon. Ptolemaic period, ca. 285-246 BC. Sardonyx,
made in Alexandria, 15.7 x 11.8 cms. Now in the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg.