1900s Art Nouveau Vintage Horn Seagull Brooch

This beautiful brooch is a lovely example of Art Nouveau carved horn jewellery. It is unsigned. 

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The Details...

This brooch features a seagull created from carved horn, with beautiful tones of brown, gold and green. It is especially captivating when held up to the light. The brooch fastens using a 'C' catch and the pin is fitted to the brooch with a round hinge (this could possibly be a later addition). The brooch measures 11cm x 3cm. 

A Short History...

The jewellery of the Art Nouveau movement took its inspiration from the natural world and organic forms - birds were particularly popular motifs. Horn was utilised extensively in French jewellery creation during the early 1900s and was carved to fashion pendants, brooches and hair accessories. This brooch is most likely French in origin too. 

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.