A Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a gift-wrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation boxAn Art Nouveau Grasshopper BroochAn Art Nouveau Grasshopper BroochAn Art Nouveau Grasshopper Brooch

An Art Nouveau Grasshopper Brooch

An Art Nouveau grasshopper brooch, the realistically carved insect with a cabochon ruby-set eye, the wings in shaded green opalescent champlevé enamel encrusted with rose-cut diamonds, the tergum consisted of a pear-shaped cabochon opal and the finely engraved sternite flanked with rose-cut diamonds, all mounted in yellow gold and silver, with gold brooch fitting, circa 1900,measuring approximately 5.5 x 3 cm, gross weight 17.6 grams.

An astonishing brooch, made at the turn of the twentieth century. Incredibly detailed and naturalistic, this grasshopper brooch is a masterpiece of Art Nouveau design and craftsmanship. The body of the insect features a bright and vivid blue opal, tallow and green enamel, rose-cut diamonds, and a cabochon-cut ruby eye all set in bright yellow gold. This is a unique, eye-catching, and remarkable piece, full of exquisite detail and character.

Should you choose to make this purchase we would be delighted to send it to you in a Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a giftwrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation box. Shortly afterwards we will send you on a complimentary valuation of this item for insurance purposes for your reference and safekeeping.

No. 32155M

£59,750