A charming fountain diamond brooch, circa 1925

We have chosen this delightful brooch as it is so emblematic of Art Deco at its apogee.

The fountain created by René Lalique for the 1925 Exposition des Arts Décoratifs held in Paris became a leitmotif of the exhibition and it is difficult to imagine it was not a primary design inspiration for this brooch.

Lalique's Art Deco fountain, Les sources de France, an incredible feat of engineering, measured fifty feet in height and was illuminated from within

The juxtaposition of differently cut diamonds, and the emphasis placed on baguette and trapeze shaped stones is also typical of the period.

The brooch is not signed but the quality of the workmanship is in line with that of the great Parisian Maisons of the time.

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Further details:
A diamond brooch designed as as fountain, circa 1925, mounted in platinum and set with baguette, trapeze, square-cut, brilliant-cut and eight-cut diamonds.

Unsigned, numbered

Dimensions: 3.9 x 3.3cm


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