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Floral brooch

Flower symbolism in jewelry

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A type of brooch the decoration of which is in the form of a bouquet of naturalistic flowers, usually set with gemstones of several colours and with green-enamelled leaves and gold stems; some also have a ribbon bow set with gemstones.

They became popular during the Rococo period of the 18th century, and continued well into the 19th century, epsecially those pieces designed by Oscar Massin.

From: An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry, autor: Harold Newman, publishers: Thames and Hudson

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