Posted 1 year ago
This rather large silver item is a belt buckle. I think a few years ago a similar item was posted by Agram, hers was a pendant or a brooch.
Its signed Emile Dropsy and on the back it says Savard.
Although it has no silver marks it tested as silver
'Auguste Savard registered his company in 1893. He registered the FIX trade mark, a range of high quality affordable jewelry. He engaged famous art nouveau medailleurs like Emile Dropsy, Tairac and Becker. At rhe height of production the Savard FIX company employed 300 people.'
So this design was made by Jean Baptiste Emile Dropsy(1848-1923), a graveur/medailleur. He came from a famous family of marble workers. He made name designing religious subjects, but he also liked to show nature in his work.
His designs were used in several objects and materials.
So you can find the same design as a belt buckle or other objects like a brooch, a sliding mirror, a pendant, etc. In gold, silver or gold plated.
The small silver pendant on the 3rd and fourth picture is also a Dropsy design. I already showed it here some years ago, it was listed as silver Solange pendant.
Hope you like this info!