Reserved for L only ***French Art Nouveau, signed Jules Déon, Nancy School of Art Nouveau, c1910 rare Honesty flowers brooch in silver with Ceylon blue moonstone


Jules Déon, rare signed piece of Nancy Art Nouveau – a sumptuous piece of art!

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RESERVED for L ONLY -thank you!!! *******************************************

The most stunning French c1900 Art Nouveau piece, which overlaps into the Arts and Crafts movement for sure. It is a WOW of a piece and an exciting find, as it is a rare, signed piece by Jules Déon, who was an important part of the Nancy School of Art Nouveau. It is signed with his “J D” mark in a diamond on the front of the brooch, alongside a French mark for silver. A whole chapter is dedicated to his work in the book by Etienne MARTIN “Bijou Art Nouveau, Nancy 1890-1920, Strasbourg” published by Quotidien, 2015.

This striking and powerful brooch, is clever in its use in the use of the technically impressed marks on the hammered silver seed heads of the honesty flowers. This would have been rather a bold and avantgarde move back in those days. Déon used the honesty flowers motif a lot in his work.

The choice of the beautiful, ethereal Ceylon moonstone at the centre, adds a lightness and femininity to the design as a whole. It has a high level of aduralescence. Beautiful and in super condition. It measures approx 5.5cm by approx 3.3cm.

Please note the box in the images is not included, but I will package well in a new gift box for safe passage and gifting.