Featuring lustrous faux pearls and vibrant colours, this brooch dates from the
1950s and was created in France by Louis Rousselet.
Very Good - Some wear to the gilt metal revers and faux pearl surface. This is
only visible upon very close inspection and does not detract from the overall
appeal of the piece.
This brooch features faux pearls and lampwork glass pink and blue beads
arranged in a floral design, with gilt metal work 'stems'. The brooch fastens
with a trombone catch and the fastening pin is fitted to the brooch with a
round hinge. Each individual bead is attached to wire, which is then secured by
hand to a gilt metal mesh panel - a signature of Louis Rousselet pieces. The
brooch measures 6cm x 3cm.
A Short History...
Louis Rousselet was a major maufacturer of beads and jewellery incorporating
his beads in Paris from the 1920s until the early 1970s. He produced pieces for
the most prominent couturiers, such as Chanel. The beads were all hand wound
and polished and, therefore, of exceptional quality. The lustrous faux pearls
he created from glass beads coated in 'Essence d'Orient' are used prominently
in this brooch.
Wear it With...
This brooch is perfect for evening wear or a special occasion. It would look
beautiful with a little black dress, but equally chic with a 1950s full skirted