Butterfly brooch in in plique a jour
Rozet & Fishmeister
A large butterfly brooch in plique à jour enamel, set with diamonds and ruby by Rozet und Fischmeister. Austria, ca. 1901 Art Nouveau Jewelry by Vivienne Becker, image 178
Dimensions: 8.0 x 5.5 cm
weight: 41 grams
Roset & Fischmeister Firm of Viennese jewelers, working in the French style, around 1900. Fischmeister had gone to Paris to study with Lalique and possibly also with the sculptor / medallist Vernon. When he returned to Vienna, the firm started using a wide range of materials mixed with diamonds, and plique à jour enamel in deep colours.
Situated at Kohlmarkt in downtown Viennas most elegant district, the architectural design of the Rozet & Fischmeister shop is highly remeniscent of the Treasury at Hofburg, the 13th century, former principal imperial palace in the center of Vienna. Rozet & Fischmeister was founded in 1770 and is among Viennas most famous gold and silversmiths, now run by the sixth generation. All this time, valuable technical expertise that is no longer common has been passed on. Emperor Francis Joseph, but also Maria Altmann and the State of Austria were clients. This large butterfly was made by them around 1910, with its beautiful enamel, diamonds and ruby eyes.
|Period:||1900 - 1940|
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