Antique Victorian Napoleon III tie pin. 18k yellow gold and natural pearl. Made in France by Paul Briancon, who was the
foreman directing the jewelry workshop of Rene Lalique between 1885 and 1905. The design is called 'Fleur' or flower, for
Measurements: weighs 1.2g and is 2 1/2 - 2 3/4 inches long.
Naturalistically formed small gold flower with a tiny pearl in its center. The in has a scrolling indentation to help it hold
fast. There is no catch present.
Marks: no marks were found which is not typical of French jewelry. Gold was acid tested to ensure metal purity.
Condition: Generally good, but there is a small kink low down on the pin which looks as though it could have been restored.
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Provenance: The item was part of an auction in Paris, in December 2006, which included a number of his pieces. (Catalogue
number can be provided).