Edwardian Diamond Brooch
Fleur de Lys
| An elegant Edwardian bar pin with a fine
filigree of stylized lilies and stars. In the center a
small diamond sparkles from within a quatrefoil setting.
Beautifully crafted by Taylor & Co. in 14kt white and yellow
gold, circa 1920.
The ends of the bar pin are capped with finely detailed fleurs-de-lys that flow out of the filigree work. There is an exceptional level of detail in this brooch that is just under 1/4" wide at its widest point. The effect is mesmerizing.
The reverse of the brooch is crafted in 14kt yellow gold with the same care and skill as the front. Note the sturdy walls of the gallery which frames the piece and protects the intricate filigree work. Although the finest Edwardian jewels are delicate in appearance, they are surprisingly sturdy and well crafted.
The top of the clasp is stamped with the maker's mark of Taylor & Company - "14" and "K" separated by a draftsman's "T". The jewelry maker was founded in the late 1800s and created beautifully designed, finely crafted brooches, cufflinks and other jewels until the Great Depression closed the firm in the 1930s.
Name: Fleur de Lys
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