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Debacq & Cie

circa 1880
A magnificent antique diamond floral spray devant de corsage which can be worn multiple ways.

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A magnificent French late 19th Century devant de corsage c.1880, designed as an extravagant yet elegant floral spray with three flower heads of different sizes set en tremblant amongst leaves and buds, all finely crafted in silver on gold and set throughout with old and rose-cut diamonds, the piece can be separated into different sections and worn in multiple ways with the aid of a selection of fittings, in addition there is a further matching flower that can be worn either alone or with part of the main brooch to create another variation meaning this jewelled work of art is suitable for wear on all occasions from the informal to the most ceremonial, complete with its slightly later dark burgundy leather fitted box with blue velvet and cream silk lining, stamped Debacq & Cie.
  • OriginFrench
  • Gemstones and Other MaterialsOld and rose cut diamonds estimated to weigh an approximate combined total of 20cts
  • Condition ReportVery fine condition
  • SettingSilver on gold with French eagle head mark
  • Weight description102 grams
  • Dimensions8" long and 3" wide
Directors notes
The Parisian jewellery firm of Debacq was founded in 1812 and continued, in various different partnerships and guises until the end of the 20th Century. They are mentioned in Vever's ‘French Jewelry of the Nineteenth Century’ and were known for both gold and gem-set jewellery. Floral sprays such as this were popular during the 19th century and a similar brooch to this one can be found in the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs.

Debacq & Cie

The Parisian jewellery firm of Debacq  traces its origins back to 1812 when Raymond Sabe first set up in business manufacturing and trading gold jewellery. In 1838 Raymond handed the business to his nephews Félix, Victor and Pierre Eugène who joined with Sincie Debacq (the husband of Sabe’s neice) and the firm, now called Debacq & Sabe, moved...

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