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Antique Art Nouveau Boucheron Brooch Gold Miniature Plaque Dancer Paris (5400)

Antique Art Nouveau Boucheron Brooch Gold Miniature Plaque Dancer Paris (5400)

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Antique Art Nouveau brooch w miniature painted plaque. 18k yellow gold. Boucheron Paris early 1900's. Titled La Danse. 

Measurements: Length approx 25.5mm. Note 'photo shows both cm and inches. Weight 8.5grams. 

Triangular or pear shaped with beautifully modelled tiny flowers and foliage on the shoulders and apex, very classic Art Nouveau in style and workmanship. The ridged gold frame with alternating moulded tiny beads and lines. Back fully enclosed in gold. The miniature painted plaque depicts a woman in semi-diaphenous robe, with flowing scarf, perhaps inspired by the dancer Louise Fuller, who was extremely popular in Paris at the time. The title of the plaque "La Danse" appears to confirm this. Painting enclosed in a glazed panel. Pin with simple C-clasp. Excellent workmanship. <P><P>
Marks: the back of the plaque is engraved La Danse BOUCHERON PARIS. The lettering is clearly original and unique to Boucheron (see the formation of the 'B' and 'P'. French hallmarks, on the pin and the c-clasp are partially rubbed. 
Condition: good considering the age, with minor wear commensurate with age and use. C needs to be pulled open.

The renowned Parisian jeweller Frederic Boucheron (1830-1902) gathered around him a team of talented freelance designers and craftsmen to execute his work. This brooch decorated by Fernand Paillet (1850-1918) who was highly regarded as a painter of classical miniatures on ivory and porcelain. This early 20th century miniature was considered a particularly good example of his work and was retailed through the House of Boucheron on the Place Vendome.

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