FANNIERE ANTIQUE RENAISSANCE-REVIVAL SAPPHIRE AND ENAMEL BROOCH
A rare and charming articulated brooch, in Renaissance Revival style, by the famed 19th century French jewelers Auguste and Joseph Fanniere.
Two beautifully modeled putti in silver support a gold, sapphire and diamond element, topped by a delicately enameled ribbon and flower. Pendent from this is a second gold, sapphire and diamond ornament, with an articulated diamond and silver swag on either side, and hanging from this is a gold, diamond and delicately enameled drop. This brooch is from ca. 1869. Signed jewelry of this period is extremely rare.
From The Primavera Gallery collection of fine, signed antique and vintage jewelry.Fanniere, France