A sévigné is a type of bow brooch which was popular in the 17th and 18th centuries and named for a member of the French Court of Louis XIV, Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, Marquise de Sévigné (1626 - 1696). It was originally a flat, symmetrical ribbon bow which was worn centered low on the bodice. and has evolved through the years.
A 19TH CENTURY NATURAL PEARL AND DIAMOND BROOCH. Designed as a triple loop bow with double ribbon, set throughout with old-cut diamonds and suspending two detachable drop-shaped natural pearls, circa 1870. #Victorian #antique #brooch