Gothic Quatrefoil Fleur de Lis brooch

Gothic Quatrefoil Fleur de Lis brooch

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The design of our Gothic Quatrefoil Fleur de Lis brooch was inspired by a beautiful fleur de lis design we found on one of our Gothic Revival buildings on St Charles Avenue in Downtown New Orleans. In fact its on the exterior of a restored building that now houses the Hilton Hotel. The Quatrefoil shape (literally 'four leaves') is said to represent four over lapping petals or leaves-- and first appears on Gothic cathedrals in Europe during the Middle Ages. During the early 20th century, throughout the United States, we had a period of 'Gothic Revival' when many architects chose to reuse this ancient design, as a decorative motive in their building designs. We think the petal shape of the fleur de lis mirrors itself in the shape of the Quatrefoil in quite a unique way. This elegant and beautiful fleur de lys jewelry celebrates the design history of New Orleans

Sterling silver

Size: 1 1/2 x 1 3/8