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Art Nouveau Brooch by Henry Matthews
English Art Nouveau 9 ct. gold brooch by the Birmingham based goldsmith, silversmith and jeweller Henry Matthews who was professionally active between 1894 and 1930.
This stylish brooch comprises two linked components, the upper part showing sinuous gold wirework with a heart-shaped central feature enclosing a little mother-of-pearl disc.
Suspended on a pair of short chains, the main focal point is the lower section with its shaped outlineand very Art Nouveau sweeping design. Again, in the centre is a mother-of-pearl plaque and suspended beneath is a is a little pearl forming the drop.
The length is 6.5 cm and the width of the top section is 4 cm.
Clearly marked on the back of both parts and with a Birmingham hallmark for 1906.