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Renaissance revival brooch by Louis Wiese

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Ca 1880 Renaissance revival gold brooch, signed by Louis Wiese of Paris.
Louis Wiese (1852-1923) was the son of Jules Wiese (1818-1890). Before opening his own workshop in 1844 Jules Wiese worked for Jean-Valentin and the famous Francois-Desire Froment-Meurice. He created neo gothic and neo renaissance styles and introduced an archaeological style to jewellery using Hellenistic motifs of lions and rams. His enamel work was highly redeemed and in 1855 he was awarded a medal at the Universal Exhibition of Paris.

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