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Louis Zorra Art Nouveau Diamond Amethyst Pearl and Plique-à-Jour Enamel Brooch



An Art Nouveau 18 karat gold and plique à jour brooch with diamond, amethysts and pearl by Louis Zorra. The brooch has an old mine-cut diamond with an approximate total weight of .65 carat, 21 round bezel-set amethysts with an approximate total weight of 1.10 carats, and a hanging, enamel-capped pearl. Circa 1900. Similar pictured in Imperishable Beauty Art Nouveau Jewelry, by Yvonne J. Markowitz and Elyse Zorn Karlin, MFA Publications Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2008, pages 8 and 68. “Zorra was possibly born in Italy, working in Paris during the Art Nouveau period) ... he moved to Paris from Asti, Italy, and exhibited at the Salon des artistes Français, receiving an honorable mention in 1902.” Markowitz and Karlin in Imperishable Beauty, pg. 151. Signed, “Emily C, Minor” “V.B.K. From C.W.W”. (MG #16930)


  • Creator
  • Metal
    18k Gold
  • Stone
  • Dimensions
    Height: 1.75 in. (44.45 mm)Width: 1.5 in. (38.1 mm)
  • Style
    Art Nouveau
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1900
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: BO169301stDibs: LU89961912

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