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Antique Art Nouveau Depose 900 Silver & Ruby Paste Lady Watch Brooch Pin - Flowing Hair - Jugendstil #d272

Regular price $287.00
This superb watch brooch is comprised of 900 silver and is from the Jugendstil, or Art Nouveau period, circa the late 1800s-1910. With its Depose and 900 silver mark, I expected the piece to be entirely German but it is also marked Swiss. Depose silver watches of the period have similar markings and I believe because this is a brooch made to hold a watch, that it is a Swiss piece that was exported to Germany. It's possible that it was made by a Swiss watch casemaker, and possibly was part of a set that held a matching pocket watch. Depose is the French word for registered and it's possible that this pattern may have been made exclusively for a customer.

The brooch features the three-dimensional face of a beautiful lady or nymph with beautiful flowing long hair and a headdress accented with ruby paste stones. She is facing left and her head is superimposed over a five-petaled flower. She has very fine and detailed facial features and is absolutely lovely. The back of the brooch has a hook at the bottom for adding a watch, charm or pendant. It closes with an old-style C catch. It's an extraordinary piece!

The brooch measures about 1 inch long, 1 inch wide and weighs 5.0 grams. It is signed and hallmarked "Depose 900" and also has the mark "Swiss" under the c catch.

This enchanting brooch is a rare and collectible find! It's a versatile piece that can be worn alone or could hold a locket, pendant or watch. The brooch is in excellent antique condition and ready to wear or to gift!

SIGNED: DEPOSE, 900 AND SWISS ON THE BACK

SIZE: APPROX 1 INCH LONG AND 1 INCH WIDE

WEIGHT: 5.0 GRAMS

CONDITION: EXCELLENT, PRE-OWNED, ANTIQUE CONDITION. NORMAL SURFACE SCRATCHES FROM PREVIOUS USE/WEAR/STORAGE AND EXPECTED PATINA FROM AGE.

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Materials:
900 silver,ruby paste stones

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