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Art Deco Carnelian Brooch

Art Deco cornucopia brooch. (J9303)

Cornucopia



An Art Deco carved carnelian brooch with two back-to-back cornucopia spilling apples, pears and cherries.  The carnelian is surrounded by a gold frame accented with neoclassical motifs.  An elegant brooch created by Taylor & Co. in 14kt gold, circa 1925.

Carnelian is a translucent variety of quartz that glows with reddish orange color.  The fine grain of the gem is ideally suited for crisp, richly detailed carvings.

Art Deco cornucopia brooch. (J9303)

The bezel setting is finely crafted with six tab prongs securely holding the carnelian.  A sturdy pin stem and early safety clasp secure the brooch when worn.  The gallery (side walls) of the setting is pierced with a decorative design complementing the neoclassical motifs of the bezel's face

Close-up Taylor and Company maker's mark. (J9303)

This brooch was created by Taylor & Co., a maker of fine jewelry established in the late 1800s.  The firm created beautifully designed jewels into the 1930s and was especially known for the precision and fine details of its craftsmanship.  It is appropriate that the Taylor maker's mark is a draftsman's T-square flanked by "14" and "K" for the purity of the precious gold.  The maker's mark is stamped on the top of the clasp.
Name:  Cornucopia

Cost:  $345

Measurements:  This 14kt gold brooch measures just under 1 1/4" by just under 15/16" and weighs 6.3 grams.


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