A white gentiana

rock crystal Gentiana diamondset
Gentiana diamondset
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GENTIANA

Gentian

Brooch

Import mark for Austria-Hungary

Before 1922

In the authentic box by Oscar Trenner

Matted rock crystal, old mine cut & rosecut diamonds, gold, platinum topped

49 x 28,3 mm

6,9 grams

Good

1280

 

 

An elegant brooch in the shape of a gentian, a flower normally to be found in alpine habitats in temperate regions. The genus name is a tribute to Gentius, an Illyrian king who may have been the discoverer of the tonic properties of gentians.

The large, trumpet-shaped flowers are most often of an intense blue. This one is white, made out of rock-crystal.

 

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