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Rare Art Nouveau 18kt Gold and Enamel Pendant/Brooch, Gabriel Falguieres

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2771B
Lot:
232
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Auction:
Fine Jewelry - 2771B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 09, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Rare Art Nouveau 18kt Gold and Enamel Pendant/Brooch, Gabriel Falguieres, "Fecundite", the voluptuous, bare-breasted female personification of fecundity with long flowing hair amongst branches with pearl and diamond accents, lg. 3 1/2 in.

Note: Pictured in La joaillerie francaise en 1900, by Georges Meusnier, plate X, a publication of jewelry exhibited at the World's Fair, Paris, 1900;From Slave to Siren: The Victorian Woman and her Jewelry, from Neoclassical to Art Nouveau, Dora Jane Janson, Duke University Museum of Art, 1971, pp. 68-69, cat. no. 146, plate 8; and The Paris Salons, 1895-1914: Jewellery I: The Designers A-K, Alistair Duncan, p. 228.
Estimate $30,000-40,000


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Gabriel Falguieres, Georges Meusnier, Paris, Duke University Museum of Art, Duke University, Dora Jane Janson

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