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About the object
Gold, Carved Agate & Pearl
H 3.80cm (1.50 in) | W 3.50cm (1.38 in)
Origin: France, c. 1895
Marks: Eagle's head
Case: Fitted Case
Condition: Very good
Weight: 24.70 Grams
A rare depiction in jewelry of a naiad* (fresh water mermaid) encircled by two sturgeon & water lily leaves. It appears that the naiad has called the sturgeon up stream to spawn.
Inspiration & workmanship worthy of a Faberge Jewel.
A Fin de Siecle homage to caviar?
*see painting by J W Waterhouse 1896 Hylas is abducted by the Naiads.