- Museum number
Gold brooch in the form of a female head with flowing hair, a halo of gold and plique-à-jour enamel and a pendant pearl. Monogram on the reverse and stamped on the pin with a warranty mark and a maker's mark. Image on right of second row down.
- Production date
- 1900-1910 (circa)
Height: 4.20 centimetres (including pendant pearl)
- Curator's comments
- Text from catalogue of the Hull Grundy Gift (Gere et al) no. 1107:
For Léon Gariod see Vever 1908-12 (lll, pp.617-18). A brooch with female head in the Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, signed J. Descomps, bears what appears to be the same maker's mark. Although the G is defaced, the l, and the horn are legible (see Bott 1965, no. 128, inv. no. Kg 63:C11, and illustration p. 143). (Charlotte Gere).
Supplement to catalogue entry:
Descomps was a sculptor who trained as a goldsmith with the firm of Gabriel Falguières, 23, rue Notre Dame de Lorette, Paris. (Charlotte Gere).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: HG.479 (masterlist number)