Art Nouveau style Pendant

Yellow gold medal pendant in the style of Masriera, great master of Spanish Art Nouveau in the 19th century. This jewel in plique-a-jour enamel represents a bird placing a diamond in woman’s hands.

Description

Art Nouveau style Pendant : an oval medallion in 18 karat yellow gold depicting a bird droping a diamond in the hands of a young girl in front of a sunset on the sea.
The bird, with outstretched wings, is enamelled in blue and pink with a pearly effect. He holds in his beak a brilliant-cut diamond of approximately 0.05 carats, which he deposits in the hands of a young woman in a pink enamelled dress, the body of matt gold. The scene is set against the backdrop of a sunset by the water, depicted in blue and pink plique-a-jour enamel.
The bail adorned with calibrated sapphires can open and adapt to any type of chain.
Owl hallmark on the bail.

Spanish work in the style of Masriera, master of Spanish Art Nouveau (Modernismo) at the end of the 19th century. Lluís Masriera i Rosés (1872-1958) studied in Geneva with the Swiss enameller Lossier. In 1900, he discovered René Lalique during the Paris Exhibition. He returned and decided to destroy his creations to create new ones that he sold almost immediately. He improved his technique of translucent enamel giving it a glazed appearance and was inspired by Japanese art.

Diamond weight: 0.05 carat
Sapphires weight: 0.25 carat
Height with bail: 49 mm
Width: 31 mm
Total weight: 12.56 gr

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plique-à-jour enamel Pendant

Art Nouveau style Pendant