Gold Leaf Brooch/Pendant
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Property of a Private Collector
1921 - 2007
Gold Leaf Brooch/Pendant
circa 1979, signed GRIMA with English hallmarks
18k yellow gold brooch/pendant in the shape of a textured leaf, accentuated by a small, round brilliant-cut diamond resembling a dewdrop
Approximately: 2⅛ by 1⅛ by 3⁄9 in.; 5.5 by 3 by 0.8 cm.
In good condition, with minor areas of discoloration seen upon close inspection; not noticeable when worn. The diamond approximately G-H, VS clarity. Gross weight approximately 4.3 dwts.
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Louisa Guinness Gallery, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner
William Grant, Andrew Grima, The Father of Modern Jewellery, Accart Books, New York, 2020, p. 24 for a similar example
The casting process for this Gold Leaf Brooch/Pendant is complex in order to replicate the precise detail of the natural leaf. The first of these textured leaf brooches was created by Grima in 1947, and the concept was so successful that he occasionally created inspired examples over the next several decades.