Herbarium No. PF 164.2 Scientific Name Ilex Aquifolium Common Name Holly drupes Type Brooch Place Idar Oberstein, Germany Date 1950s-1960s Collected by Unknown. Marked ‘Gesetzlich Geschutzt’, a German patent Material Coral, nephrite, 585/1000 gold 14 ct Size 36 x 25 mm Total Weight 6,2 grams Condition Good Price €685 *The small fruits of Ilex, although often referred to as berries, are technically drupes.
Herbarium No. PF225 Scientific Name PASSIFLORA Common Name Passionflower, maypops Type Bombe ring Place Probably Belgian Date 1960s Collected by Unknown Material Baguette, briljant and single cut diamonds, tot. diamond weight ca. 2.6 ct platinum Size 43 x 33,5 mm Total Weight 11,6 grams Condition Good Price €4850 The passion flower symbolizes mystical passion and religion.
Herbarium No. 063 Scientific Name Fruit of a tree of the genus PRUNUS Common Name Cherry, Cherries Type Brooch Place Germany Date 1950s – 60s Collected by Hallmark AMU Material Cornelian, nephrite, 585/1000 gold 14 ct Size 61,5 x 40,4 mm Total Weight 17,5 grams Condition Good Price 1250 EUR A Cherry, mon chéri?
Herbarium No. 028 Scientific Name VIOLA Common Name Violet Type Brooch Place Germany Date 1950s-60s Collected by Unknown. The flowershaped mark Gesetzlich Geschutzt is the German equivalent of a patent. Material Amethyst, nephrite, diamond, 585/1000 gold 14 ct Size 59,3 x 34 mm Total Weight 11,73 grams Condition Good Price 875 EUR All information, or at least a lot, about violets can be found on the website of the American Violet Society
Herbarium No. 021 Scientific Name ROSA Common Name Rose Type Brooch Place Paris, France Date 1960s Collected by Chaumet Material 750/1000 pinkish gold Size 48,4 x 25 mm Total Weight 8,9 grams Condition Good Price 1750 EUR A pinkish gold flower brooch in the shape of a stylized rose with openwork petals and leaves from the 1960s. A very wearable, charming vintage piece of jewellery by Chaumet. Signed ‘Chaumet Paris’, with the French hallmark for 750/1000 gold and the lozenge-shaped mark JC. The House of Chaumet, founded in 1780 but still very much in touch with Parisian Fashion, is known…