Silver and diamonds bodice ornament, Russia, c. 1760. This bow brooch is the largest from a set of three. The bows would have been worn together: the largest on the front of the bodice, the smaller bows on the shoulders. It is rare for such magnificent diamond jewellery to survive intact, because succeeding generations tended to melt it down and re-make it in the latest fashion.
1680-1700, the Netherlands (possibly) - Bodice ornament - Rose-cut diamonds and hessonite garnets set in gold and silver
Fouquet. Platinum brooch set with foliage decoration cut diamonds and roses adorned the center of a large baroque pearl
DIAMOND AND PEARL BOW BROOCH, CIRCA 1910. The ribbon bow of lattice motif set throughout with 70 old European-cut, old-mine and single-cut diamonds weighing approximately 6.40 carats, the center accented with a natural pearl measuring approximately 9.8 by 9.4 mm., further decorated with 15 smaller pearls, mounted in platinum.
A natural pearl and diamond brooch by René LALIQUE, circa 1900. Featuring a large baroque pearl, flanked by two ribbon bows set with brilliant-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum. Signed LALIQUE. #lalique
Bodice ornament Spain 1700 - This wide gold ornament of spiralling acanthus leaves was held by two flat hooks at the top of the bodice. In front there are nearly 300 diamonds held in substantial gold settings, much heavier than the silver settings which became dominant in the eighteenth century. The five large diamonds are rose-cut. V&A Search the Collections
RENÉ LALIQUE. 1900 Brooch w/yellow-gold branches, leaves and buds. Spiral branches and plique-à-jour leaves and buds of black enamel and small diamonds.
A large turquoise and diamond corsage brooch/pendant, circa 1880 - ca. 1910.
La broche de l'Impératrice Eugénie chez Christie's
La broche Feuilles de groseillier de l'Impératrice Eugénie chez Christie's Genève http://www.vogue.fr/joaillerie/le-bijou-du-jour/diaporama/la-broche-feuilles-de-groseillier-de-l-imperatrice-eugenie-chez-christie-s-geneve/20933
An 18th century gold and diamond suite, probably Portuguese The laça bodice ornament designed as an openwork bow, suspending a similarly decorated cross pendant, collet-set throughout with rose and table-cut diamonds in closed-back settings, accompanied by a pair of similarly set dress ornaments designed as stylised bows, lengths: bodice 9.5cm, dress ornaments 4.3cm and 4.5cm