Art Nouveau Opal Acer Leaf Brooch
in Yellow Gold

Cabochon Opal with Acer Leaf Motif

£ 3,915

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An 18ct yellow gold and opal rectangular open work Japanese acer leaf brooch from the Belle Époque period. A brushed and textured yellow gold, pinched, rectangular frame features an openwork arrangement of six intricately detailed acer leaves. A securely rub over set, vibrant, blue green cabochon opal provides the centrepiece of this elegant brooch. The Art Nouveau style focused on natural forms and curving lines, which was strikingly different to the classical domination seen in previous styles. The naturalistic focus of Japanese art provided inspiration with the iconic acer or maple leaf (symbolising peace and serenity) appearing widely in prints, silks and ceramics. The beautiful opal is highlighted by the sculptural, brushed yellow gold leaves and eye-catching flashes of blue, green and yellow tones. Opal is traditionally seen as the birthstone for October, and is an unusual gemstone that has been revered for thousands of years. In Ancient Rome, the magic opal or “opalus” was sought after amongst the wealthy élite as it symbolised hope and love.
The Art Nouveau period is characterised by free-flowing lines and motifs inspired by Nature. Fine creations from the early part of this era are extremely rare and highly sought after today.

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  • Material: 18CT Yellow Gold
  • Principal Stone: Opal
  • i Principal Stone Shape: Cabochon
  • Age: 1891 - 1900 (Belle Époque)
  • Dimension: 53.5mmx29mm
  • Item Code: 1457217

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