Louis Rousselet 1940s Vintage Bow Brooch

Featuring lustrous faux pearls and floral glass details, this brooch dates from the 1940s and was created in France by Louis Rousselet.

Condition Report:

Very Good - Some minor scratching to the gilt metal surface. This is only visible upon very close inspection and does not detract from the overall appeal of the piece. 


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The Details...

This gilt metal brooch features a bow design detailed with an open-work area to recreate a herringbone pattern, The centre of the brooch features faux pearls and lampwork glass, white and green flower and leaf shaped beads. There are copper glass 'buds' and pearlised lucite 'leaves' too. The brooch fastens with a trombone catch and the fastening pin is fitted to the brooch with a round hinge. Each individual decoration is attached to wire, which is then secured by hand to the gilt metal - a signature of Louis Rousselet pieces. The brooch is stamped 'Made in France' on its reverse. This brooch measures 5cm x 5cm. 

A Short History...

Louis Rousselet was a major manufacturer of beads and jewellery incorporating his beads in Paris from the 1920s until the early 1970s. He produced pieces for the most prominent couturiers, such as Chanel. The beads were all hand wound and polished and, therefore, of exceptional quality. The lustrous faux pearls he created from glass beads coated in 'Essence d'Orient' are used prominently in this brooch.

Wear it With...

This brooch is perfect for evening wear or a special occasion. It would look beautiful with a little black dress, but equally chic with a 1950s full skirted bridal gown. 

  • Designer Louis Rousselet
  • Colour White, Copper, Gold, Green, Pearl
  • Era 1940s
  • Occasion Bridal, Wedding Guest, Cocktail and Evening, Smart Casual, The Festive Season
  • Trend Hollywood Golden Era, Perfect Pearl