Posted 1 year ago
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.
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 :-)