It is rare to find jewels of this type as most jewellers working in the Art Nouveau style either stopped working altogether when it went out of fashion or switched to the ‘modern’ design of Art Deco.
An ivory, turquoise, onyx and diamond brooch, by Georges Fouquet, 1922-1923
We selected this brooch for its rare and unusual design that captures the transition between Art Nouveau and Art Deco.
The triangular ivory surmount foreshadows the geometricism of Art Deco but its rounded corners are still indebted to the fluid lines of Art Nouveau and the choice of turquoise matrix veined with black is very much in the Arts and Crafts style of the turn of the 20th century.
An unusual and very collectable brooch that is also easy to wear.
An ivory, turquoise, onyx and diamond brooch, 1922-1923
Designed as a triangular ivory plaque set with three cabochon turquoises, embellished with gold spheres and two square-shaped onyx accents, suspending a turquoise drop from an arched channel-set onyx section and singular circular-cut diamond, 1922-1923
Signed G. Fouquet
Dimensions: 8.5cm wide