12-09-2014 12-09-2014
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December 9, 2014 10:00 AMCalender

Etruscan Revival 18kt Gold, Enamel, and Diamond Pendant

Auction: Fine Jewelry - 2771B Location: Boston Date / Time: December 09, 2014 10:00AM


Etruscan Revival 18kt Gold, Enamel, and Diamond Pendant, France, the central matte enamel panel depicting a Bacchante within a rose-cut diamond frame, the reverse with a fine ropework panel, central floret, and applied bead and ropework accents, conforming bail, and opening to a compartment, total lg. 2 1/4 in., guarantee stamp.

Note: While this pendant is apparently unmarked, the matte enamel and craftsmanship of the mount suggests that it is by Eugene Fontenay. Similar examples were sold at Skinner, June 17, 2008, sale 2413 lot 590, and December 8, 2009, sale 2487, lot 490.
Estimate $4,000-5,000

Bead loss. Enamel with a couple of scratches.

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France, Eugene Fontenay