Made by Paltscho in Vienna, Austria in the 1950s.
The brooch is finely modeled as a lily of the valley. The flower heads are superbly carved from frosted rock crystal and embellished with diamonds. The green leaf is naturalistically carved from a single piece of nephrite jade and wrapped with diamonds. The stems are made of white 14K gold.
Marked with the horse head assay mark for Austrian 4th gold standard (14K), ‘V’ for Vienna, 585 gold, and maker’s mark.
Length 97 mm (3 7/8 in.)
The brooch comes in its original case which is extremely rare. The case is stamped: PALTSCHO Graben 14 WIEN.
Paltscho was a prominent Austrian jewelry firm of the early to mid 20th century which specialized in naturalistically carved hardstone flowers.
This large lily of the valley brooch is in a pristine condition. The original Paltscho case adds greatly to the value of the brooch.