French 19th Century 18ct Gold & Enamel Sweet Pea Brooch in Original Case

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French 19th Century 18ct Gold & Enamel Sweet Pea Brooch in Original Case

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278K

An unusual 18ct gold brooch of a sweet pea. It has been beautifully made with etched and clear surfaces on the gold. The enamel has been graded from a deep purple to blue on the petals, with two green leaves. In the 19th century so many pieces of jewellery had hidden meanings. The use of the sweet pea motif in this piece means “Goodbye” or “Au Revoir” so it could have been a mourning piece or a parting gift. It was made circa 1880 in France.

Written by Olly Gerrish
MeasurementsHeight 3.8 cm
Width 3 cm
Case 7 cm by 6 cm
Condition Very Good
HallmarksEagle's head (French mark for 18ct gold)
Date & OriginVictorian (1839-1901), French
ProvenanceFrench