Dated circa 1910, the platinum and diamond brooch measures 7cms long and 3cms tall, and is signed Lacloche Frères Paris.
It is designed as a heron in flight, the body and wings finely pierced and set throughout with old-cut and single-cut diamonds,
its long legs and beak in platinum and the eye set with an onyx cabochon, to a single pin fitting to the reverse.
Guy Burton of Hancocks London says: “Lacloche Frères was known for selecting only first class pieces for their shop in Paris,
working with some of the most talented designers, workshops and suppliers in the city.
“Period brooches depicting birds have been always been very popular and remain the most sought after genre in brooches,
especially ones created by the best French jewellery houses. As a result, we are really delighted to offer this brooch for sale
and look forward to it taking flight to its new home very soon!”
Brooches, one of this season’s top trends and while this past month has seen fashion weeks in London, New York, Paris and Milan, for many in fashion, it is the brooch that has created a stir. Just last week, the president of the supreme court, Lady Hale, and
her fabulous collection of brooches hit the headlines while in LA the Emmy’s saw ornate brooches and pins being worn on
Mahershala Ali and Alex Borstein.
Search engine Lyst has reported that searches for brooches in general, but particularly animal shapes, are up 126 per cent.