French Colonial Exposition brooch
  • French Colonial Exposition brooch
  • Art Deco Benin mask brooch
  • French Colonial Exposition mask brooch
  • French Colonial Exposition silver mask brooch
  • Art Deco Benin African mask brooch

Art Deco Benin African Mask Brooch

Item Description

French Colonial Exposition sterling silver brooch with a graphic depiction of a Benin (formerly Dahomey) face mask.

A striking stylised profile portrait of a bejewelled young woman wearing an ornate headdress and with long braids hanging down. 

Typical of the native jewellery shown at the 1931 Exposition which was a showcase for the French and their colonies, of which Dahomey was just one.

Measuring approximately 7.5 cm in height and impressed with old French hallmarks.

Price £600.00

Ref: 12915 Stock Status: 1 Units in Stock