This Art Nouveau French 18ct Gold Diamond portrait brooch is such a beautiful piece. Signed with "A.Rivet" for Adolphe Rivet, a notable French medallist and embossed with "Mignon" French for "Cute" and named after the famous Opera of the period, this brooch is a must-have piece for an Art Nouveau collector.
You can immediately tell that every single part of this antique brooch was carefully considered. From her Diamond necklace to her ethereal expression, everything is about this piece is charming. Mignon was a famous 19th-century opera based on the 18th-century novel "Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship", the lead singer Mignon was portrayed by notable Parisian actresses. We can surmise that this piece of Art Nouveau jewellery was crafted in homage to this opera and these famous women, making this piece all the more romantic.
ERA: Art Nouveau (1890-1910).
MEASUREMENTS: Brooch 28mm diameter.
Rose Cut Diamond 1mm diameter.
MATERIALS: Solid 18ct Gold, Metal Pin, Rose Cut Diamond.
HALLMARKS: French Eagle's Head on clasp. Pin tests as Metal throughout.
EXCELLENT: This Art Nouveau French 18ct Gold Diamond portrait brooch is in exquisite condition. The entirety of this brooches charm and beauty has been very well-preserved indeed. All of the dainty rose cut Diamonds are secure in their settings, with no signs of wear. The metal pin promises confident and assured wear too, so you can enjoy wearing this delightful brooch whenever you fancy.