SOLD Art Deco Brooch Of The Virgin Mary, 18ct Gold Rolled Gold By Oria circa 1920 by Albert Savard of Paris
SOLD Art Deco Brooch Of The Virgin Mary, 18ct Gold Rolled Gold By Oria circa 1920 by Albert Savard of Paris
SOLD Art Deco Brooch Of The Virgin Mary, 18ct Gold Rolled Gold By Oria circa 1920 by Albert Savard of Paris
SOLD Art Deco Brooch Of The Virgin Mary, 18ct Gold Rolled Gold By Oria circa 1920 by Albert Savard of Paris

SOLD Art Deco Brooch Of The Virgin Mary, 18ct Gold Rolled Gold By Oria circa 1920 by Albert Savard of Paris

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Art Deco Brooch Of The Virgin Mary, 18ct Gold Rolled Gold By Oria circa 1920 by Albert Savard of Paris

A beautifully made brooch of The Virgin Mary dating from the 1920s which is in excellent vintage condition. It was made by the Paris jeweler Albert Savard and has his mark on the reverse and his initials on the lovely medal of The Virgin Mary which is set onto the front.

Rolled gold jewelry is made by sandwiching a thin copper plate between two sheets of gold which are then compressed between rollers (hence the term rolled gold) to the required thickness then stamped into the form of the jewelry. This process was very popular in France during the 1900s and the principle companies doing this high quality work were Murat (1847), Fix (1823) and Oria founded in 1867.

This process is very different from plating which produces a much thinner coat and does not have anywhere near the same look.

As in many countries, there are a number of companies in France today who specialise in buying old gold jewelry. In the normal way they will not accept gold plated items unless they were made by Fix or Oria or Murat because only then is the gold content high enough to be worthwhile.

It measures 3.5 cm by 0.7cm and weighs 2 grams.