Art Nouveau Butterfly Brooch by A.J. Hedges

  • This Art Nouveau butterfly brooch was crafted by the jewelry designer A.J. Hedges
  • The design is centered by a stunning oval opal with a remarkable play of color
  • Set in 14K yellow gold with diamond and garnet accents
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Item No. 31-1686

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A stunning oval opal displaying a remarkable play of color is at the center of this Art Nouveau-period butterfly brooch. Crafted by renowned designer A.J. Hedges, the brooch exemplifies the exuberant mix of color and materials that define jewelry of the Art Nouveau era. The figure's wings feature an intricate cross-hatch finish distinctive to Hedges' designs, while opals, diamonds and demantoid garnets lend the butterfly flashes of brilliance. Set in 14K yellow gold.

An important jewelry designer of the Art Nouveau era, Hedges is renowned for his creative designs such as this. Examples of his jewelry can be found in important collections around the world, including the Newark Museum of Decorative Arts and Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York).

Stamped with A.J. Hedges Co. makers mark

Circa 1900

2" wide x 1" high
Art Nouveau Butterfly Brooch by A.J. Hedges
Period: 20th Century
Origin: America
Type: Brooches
Style: Art Nouveau

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