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Posted 1 year ago

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A lucky find in a job lot :-))

The grapes are frosted uranium glass, pic#2 shows the intense glow under UV torch.

Unmarked gold, only the dangle has a faint "deposé" on the stem.
This design was introduced by the French firm Fonseque et Olive in 1889.

4.5cm wide.

Pic#4 is from my book "la bijouterie française au XIXe siècle" part III, by Henri VEVER.

Other examples links in the first comment!

This is a particular one, with the detailed secateur, the leaves on mine are less finely made than those in the links...
They may wear French hallmark, maker's mark F.O. or "déposé".
These uranium grapes are very distinctive for the maker :-)


  1. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
    FONSEQUE ET OLIVE Rare broche en or et argent représentant des grains de
    Grape Brooch - Tadema Gallery
    Belle Epoque Grape Brooch by FONSEQUE ET OLIVE - Tadema Gallery
  2. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 1 year ago
    That job lot did the job for you! Super find!
  3. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Very gorgeous ! I love it
  4. Wandlessfairy Wandlessfairy, 1 year ago
    It takes on a new life under UV. Amazing.
  5. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 1 year ago
  6. Karenoke Karenoke, 1 year ago
    This is why I'm here, trying to learn about all things collectible. And I'm sure I see items many of you would purchase but my untrained eye does not know what it's
    I learn something new everyday here on CW.
    Very unique and pretty:~)
  7. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
    Bonnie, yes, a good lot with unmarked pieces! :-)) Thank you !

    Manikin glad to see you and love back, XOXO

    Wandlessfairy, amazing indeed, thank you for your visit and appreciation :-)

    Mrstyndall, thank you for your awesome comment and love.

    Karenoke, that's exactly what I appreciate on CW, learning something new everyday, and getting interested in new areas of collecting ;-))
    Thank you so much for your kind comment and love !

    Glowing thanks to you, Hel1, Fortapache, Valentino, Thomas, Vetraio, Mike, Martika and Mrstyndall !
  8. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    Super find rare design!
  9. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 1 year ago
    How lovely Pascale!!! I have not seen anything like this.......well done!!
    (still packing here and waiting on a confirmed settlement date!!)
  10. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 1 year ago
    What a fantastic find! It's such a stunning, special piece. I love how the vine leaf turns purple under UV, the entire brooch takes on a completely different life.
  11. paris1925 paris1925, 1 year ago
    Bon premier mai pascale. And nice catch????
  12. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
    Marga, thanks! I wanted one since a long time...

    Judy, I know preparing a moving is a full time occupation! I wish you will settle soon and unpack quickly to enjoy your new home!
    Thank you for taking the time to visit and leave your kind comment :-D

    Bijou, merci! This is really a special piece :-)

    Coucou David! Merci! A virtual lily of the valley/ muguet for you :-) still looking for a nice glass piece for you...

    Warm thanks to you, JImam, Caperkid and Bluboi for your loves!
  13. Enameled_Beetle Enameled_Beetle, 1 year ago
    Wow! Stunning piece and great find! :)
  14. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 1 year ago
    Very unusual!
  15. kiwipaul kiwipaul, 1 year ago
    Very cool piece to pick up in a job lot, WELL SPOTTED!
  16. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
    Enameled_Beetle, thank you for your wow ;-))

    Vintagelamp, happy to see you :-) Thank you for your comment !

    Paul, thank you for your appreciation! My luck was the lot being described as gold color metal and repair/broken pieces ;-D
  17. lentilka11, 1 year ago
    love love love!
  18. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 1 year ago
    Gorgeous, makes me hungry for green grapes !
  19. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
    Thank you Lentilka and Phil for your kind comments :-)

    Huge collective thanks to all of you, 27 grapes lovers :-)))
  20. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
    Hi Gary! Thanks! The couldn't drink all the lake ;-))
  21. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
    Many thanks for your lovely visit, Thomas, Katherine, Woman34, Surfdub, Sean, Gary, Behrinmind and Vintagelamp !
  22. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 1 year ago
    I have never seen anything like these, they are awesome! Great find ;)
  23. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
    Thank you Sue for your love and kind comment :-D

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