made in Moscow between 1899 and 1908
The 14K gold brooch is designed as a stylized branch with a hanging bezel-set amethyst and accented with a green demantoid garnet.
The amethyst is carved to resemble a berry.
An interesting and unusual brooch from Art Nouveau era.
Marked on frame and pin with 56 zolotnik old Russian gold standard with initials of assay master Ivan Lebedkin and maker’s initials ‘MB’.
Width 45 mm (1 3/4 in.)