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.
The property of Carol J. Ferranti
discoloration to corner of one eye, minor wear to enamel, small areas of tarnish, branch that attaches behind head with small break and possible reinforcement (not visible when worn),small areas of solder that may be original to production.
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