Jean-Baptiste-Emile Dropsy for Maison Savard Art Nouveau c.1900 French Silver Antique Buckle


    Featuring an evocative Art Nouveau design, this lovely buckle by Jean-Baptiste-Emile Dropsy for Maison Savard dates from c.1900. 

    Condition Report:

    Very Good - A tiny element of scratching to the surface of the buckle. This is consistent with age and is only visible upon close inspection. It does not detract from the importance and appeal of the piece. 

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    The Details...

    This buckle is constructed from silver. It features a typical Art Nouveau design of a young woman surrounded by Iris's. The buckle is signed. The reverse is stamped with a French silver maker's lozenge mark with 'A. Savard' at its centre. The buckle measures 7cm x 5cm. 

    A Short History...

    This buckle is an important and well documented piece designed by Jean-Baptiste-Emile Dropsy. It was made by French silversmiths Maison Savard in c.1900. An example of this buckle is housed in the Virginia Museum of Fine Art and can be found in the book 'Art Nouveau Jewellery from Pforzheim' by Fritz Falk. Additionally, a similar buckle by Dropsy for Savard forms part of the British museum's collection.

    Wear it With...

    This buckle is a great collectors piece. Display it on a dressing table with other jewels and accessories of note or, perhaps, wear it as a choker on a length of velvet ribbon or as a pendant on a chain. 

    Product Details


    Data sheet

    Edwardian and Art Nouveau
    Cocktail and Evening

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