In cm the width is a little over 2.5cm excluding the pin, which extends to 3cm. The height is approx 2.2cm. Description: During the 2nd half of the 19th century, the Victorians (Napoleon III in France) became fanatical about older civilisations. In particular, there was a Revival of Gothic and Renaissance styles.
One of the most famous jewellers to work in these styles was Wiese (father and son - Jules and Louis). This brooch is Classic Revival, featuring a cherubic angel head with wings stretched up and curving around the face. A halo with radiant light behind the golden locks of hair and a fleur de lis brings the bottom to a pointed termination.
Hinge and pin are original and in great shape. The same brooch can be seen in the book on Jewellery in the Age of Queen Victoria by Charlotte Gere and Judy Rudoe. It was also seen for sale in London for many times our asking price and is part of the British Museum collection. Marks: The back of the brooch has the WIESE signature as well as the Wiese lozenge and a tiny French eagle head for 18k gold.
The C-clasp of the pin has both the eagle head and maker's mark lozenge. Condition: good with negligible wear commensurate with age. Please see enlarged pictures and don't hesitate to ask questions which we will do our best to answer. Add Me to Your Favorite Sellers. We would appreciate it if you notify us in advance, and explain the reason for the return.
Please pack carefully to ensure the item reaches us in the same condition it left here and don't forget to insure and track properly. These charges are the buyers responsibility. The item "Wiese Antique Brooch18k Gold French Head of Angel Victorian Signed WIESE 6371" is in sale since Tuesday, March 31, 2020.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "brendaginsberg" and is located in Boca Raton, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.