Favored for its shimmering exoticism by champions of the Aesthetic and Art Nouveau movements, the peacock feather enjoyed a lively vogue as a design motif in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Its graceful silhouette and rich iridescent hues were adapted to every manner of decorative-art object: textiles and graphic design; porcelain, glass and metalwork; even furniture and interior decoration. A delicate peacock feather brooch (French, 1925–35) in the Museum’s collection, exquisitely fashioned in gold and inset with sapphires, emeralds, topaz, diamonds, and amethysts, is the source for our hand enameled Peacock Feather Brooch.
24K gold overlay, hand enameled, made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. 3''L x 1''W.