An early 20th century amethyst and diamond flower brooch, by Plisson & Hartz. The carved amethyst flowerhead, with a single-cut diamond stamen and rose-cut diamond leaves, maker's mark, French assay mark.
Richmond House, Clare, Suffolk ............ Romantic walled garden with emphasis on scented plants. Pleached-tree-framed steps lead to formal ‘new perennial’ parterre; Med. terrace by swimming pool; informal garden area with species roses, peonies and spring bulbs; mini meadow; vegetable/cutting garden, chickens, trained fruit trees, greenhouse; tulips; dahlias; hellebore/fern path. Over 40 small-flowered clematis and 50 roses. Garden open to public in May under National Gardens Sc
AN ART NOUVEAU ENAMEL AND DIAMOND 'DRAGONFLY' BROOCH, CIRCA 1900. Realistically designed as a dragonfly, wings set en tremblant with pliqué-a-jour enamel, edged with rose-cut diamonds, the thorax, tail and head set with old mine-cut diamonds, mounted in 18 karat yellow gold. #ArtNouveau #brooch