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c.1900 Art Nouveau Antique Hand Painted Horn Dragonfly Brooch


This lovely brooch is a elegant example of Art Nouveau carved horn jewellery. It comes with its original box.

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The Details...

This brooch depicts a dragonfly created from carved horn and hand-painted. The brooch fastens using a 'C' catch and the pin is attached to the brooch with a tube hinge. This brooch measures 7.5cm x 2.5cm. It comes with, what is most likely, its original box, appearing to have been sold in a shop in Ostende, Belgium known as 'Maison Paul Meyer'. 

To view a clip of this piece, click here: Art Nouveau Horn Brooch

A Short History...

The jewellery of the Art Nouveau movement took its inspiration from the natural world and organic forms - the dragonfly was a particularly popular motif and can be seen in this piece. Horn was utilised extensively in jewellery creation during the early 1900s and was carved to fashion pendants, brooches and hair accessories. 

Wear it With...

Brooches are an exceptionally simple way to add instant vintage styling to any look and interest to plain materials. Pin this piece onto a hat, lapel, collar, cuff, scarf, sleeve, waistline or bag - wear alone or with a selection. 

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Edwardian and Art Nouveau
Smart Casual
Inspired by Nature

The jewellery within the Gemma Redmond Vintage collection has survived to this day because it has been well cared for throughout its lifetime. It is important to continue to care for the jewellery that you buy from us to ensure its continued preservation. Here are some suggestions:

- Be sure to store your jewellery within the boxes that we provide to ensure that it is protected. This is especially important when travelling with your pieces.

- Try not to get perfume or hairspray on your items. These liquids can damage the materials that our jewellery is made from.

- Try not to drop your jewellery or catch your jewellery against hard surfaces. If this happens over time, the findings and fixings can loosen and wear.

- Try not to get your jewellery wet. Some costume jewellery manufacturers utilised water soluble glue in the making of their pieces. Getting your jewellery wet could cause rhinestones and other details to fall away over time.

- If you wish to clean your jewellery, use a soft polishing cloth or a soft brush.