French 18K Diamond Maiden Brooch After Maison Menu


This exceptional French brooch centers on a serene beauty with upswept hair perched above an old pear cut diamond. Symmetrically arranged openwork foliate flow around her, further embellished by a tiny clusters of grapes and a pair of handled urns. The reverse is beautifully detailed as well and contains a partial maker's mark on the pin stem and a French eagles head hallmark on the c-clasp. I believe this brooch was likely made by Maison Menu c1895.

Metal: 18k

Weight: 14.8 grams

Diamond: .40ct pear shaded diamond, 31 x 34mm

Condition notes: there are a few small sections in the upper left side that have been reinforced