Art Nouveau French Bull Horn Parrot Brooch Pin by Georges Flamand Carved Stained
A superb, rare example of French bull horn jewellery made by Georges Flamand of Paris around 1900.
This very charming 2 inches long brooch or pin is in the shape of a parrot and I have been unable to find another like it. It is stamped on the back Flamand, Paris. Georges Flamand was best known for his bronze scuptures and fine art. He turned his talents to the creation of jewellery including horn.
There were a number of other jewellery designers working in horn at the time - George Pierre and Elizabeth Bonte among them - as natural organic materials such as this suited the ethos of the art nouveau movement.
The brooch has been hand carved and stained with green shading for the birds plumage and with brown and black highlights for the branch the bird is perched on and its eyes, beak and leg. The brooch's pin fastens very securely to a c-shaped clasp. This is a great piece for any collector of French horn jewellery and a very wearable and charming item of art nouveau jewellery.
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