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by: Anonymous

hello i was left a beautiful fragonard brooch by my late grandmother. i was wondering how old this brooch could be? thank you

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by: Anonymous

Hi G. Jennings thank you for sending in the following jewelry question:

"this is a signed piece with a scene of a colonial man and women. The man is holding out one side of his red cape and he and the women are holding hands and appear to be standing in a garden.

The brooch is incased in a brass filgree with flowers on each corner with a blue stone in each.The top and bottom and sides have a fluer des lis on the encasement. The back of the encasement has some writing on it but I can't make it out- NY looks like some of it, I had no luck trying to take a picture just not clear enough. I am interested in its age and value."

For anyone who isn't familiar with Fragonard Jewelry....... Pierre Fragonard (5 April 1732 to 22 August 1806) was a French painter and printmaker whose late Roccoco artistic style was distinguished by beauty, exuberance, and hedonism. Fragonard produced more than 550 paintings (not counting drawings and etchings), of which only five are dated. Among his most popular works are genre paintings conveying an atmosphere of intimacy and veiled eroticism. Here is an example of his work. This painting is called The Love Letter



Fragonard Jewelry is romantic jewelry, subtly sensual and hand-painted on ceramic or porcelain background featuring a Fragonard scene and popular in the Victorian era.


The size and condition of the brooch, which was not mentioned would affect the price. Also be sure to examine under jewelers loupe and make sure it is a genuine hand-painting and not a transfer.

best wishes,
Yvonne Hammouda-Eyre
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