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Art Nouveau Rolled Gold?) French Lady with Irises Brooch by E.DROPSY

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Posted 3 years ago

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This delicate little lady was made by Jean-Baptiste-Emile Dropsy (1843-1923)one of the famous French medalists about 1900-1910. The design was made out of a heavy rolled-gold often made and called with the French FIX but I'm not sure about this. Two different hallmarks on the bail. One of the marks (photo3) I think to see a boar's head but it is so tiny that I'm still not sure, about the other mark I have no idea, perhaps you have? Signed by Dropsy on the front, as is usual with French medals, it measures 1” in diameter (with the jump ring, 7/8”), and weights 4 g.
Very nice detailed Art Nouveau Brooch only the pin has been replaced in the past by a metal one what's a pity.
So please help me to detect the marks?


  1. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
    She is beautiful Agram.
    I love the way the lily design extends to the back.
  2. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Beautiful! As Racer, love the iris on the back :-)
    For the marks, I can't see clearly as they are partial...
    But certainly vermeil, if it was FIX, it would have been marked on the back with no other hallmarks!
  3. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 3 years ago
    Very, very delicate. I really love them!
    Many thanks for share Agram :)
  4. BelleEpoque BelleEpoque, 3 years ago
    Textbook art nouveau! Love it! I thought the big mark may be the crab for French silver. Good luck with it.
  5. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
    freiheit, antiquerose, bratjdd and vetraio50 thank you all for love.
  6. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
    BelleEpoque you indeed could be right. To recognize marks is one of the most difficult things in dating antique jewelry! But we are still learning also from each other. Thanks for your suggestion and love.
  7. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
    Virginia.vintage thanks for your nice comment and love.
  8. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
    freiheit, antiquerose, bratjdd, vetraio50 and BelleEpoque thank you all for love.

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