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Attributed to Wiese, Gothic Revival brooch. A circular yellow gold brooch, composed of an intricately carved crouching dragon with teeth bared and wings unfurled, encircled by a swirl of openwork scrolling foliage, with fine engraved detailing throughout and mounted to reverse with a secure pin fitting, approximately 3.3cm in diameter, approximately 23.3g in weight. Marked 18 carat yellow gold, attributed to Wièse, numbered '4217', French, circa 1900.
Jewellery featuring mythological beasts was in vogue in France during this period. This menacing beast is an exquisite example typical of Wièse's workmanship.