Alpine flowers €1750

Herbarium Nr 191 Scientific Name GIARDINETTO ALPINAE Common Name Bunch of Alpineflowers Type Brooch Place Austria Date 1930s Collected by M.A? V.K? Material Rose cut and old European cut diamonds, agate, carnelian, lapis lazuli, 585/1000 white gold 14ct, platinum settings Size 50,2 x 43,5 mm Total Weight 9,6 grams Condition Good Price € 1750     *

Bouquet Siess €1850

Herbarium No. 226 Scientific Name GIARDINETTO Common Name Bouquet Type Brooch Place Austria Date Circa 1910 Collected by Josef Siess Material  Reverse intaglio, 585/1000 gold 14 ct Size  25 mm Total Weight 8,4 grams Condition Good Price €1850     This brooch is made using a specific technique, a so-called ‘reverse intaglio’. A reverse crystal intaglio is a cabochon cut natural crystal with an intaglio carved into the flat underside. This image is painted and mounted on an opaque background (usually mother of pearl).  Finally, the back is sealed with gold, to preserve it. When viewed through the front, the…