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Vintage Fifties French gold owl with diamond eyebrow

Antique jewelry object group: brooch

Condition: very good condition
  -  (more info on our condition scale)

Country of origin: France

Style: Vintage Fifties (of the twentieth century)
  -  See also: Fifties (of the twentieth century) or more info on styles

Style specifics: This type of jewelry is very specific for the fifties of the twentieth century. All sorts of animals were used as source of inspiration for the goldsmiths. Made in gold and decorated with enamel and precious stones, the result of their labour most of the times well-made, clever and cute.

Period: ca. 1950
  -  (events & facts of this era, poetry of this era, fashion of this era)

Source of inspiration: Mother Nature

Theme: owl

Material: 18K bi-color (yellow and white) gold
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Extra information: Owl - The owl is a symbol for vigilance, acute wit and has been associated with spirits. It is a guide in the underworld but an effective hunter and the Celtic symbolizes it with wisdom, keen sight, and patience. (from: animal-symbols.com)

Diamond(s): Three single brilliant cut diamonds (also called 8/8) with an estimated weight of 0.05ct.(colour and clarity: G/H, vs/si).

- All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since stones are not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.

Precious stones: Two cabochon cut green agate

Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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Hallmarks: The French control mark representing the head of Mercury that was in use in France from about 1879. And makers mark JPB (=?)
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Dimensions: height 5,60 cm (2,20 inch)

Weight: 24,80 gram (15,95 dwt)

Reference Nº: 19079-0151

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