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This object is eligible for a Certificate of BADA Provenance

Gold, silver, plique-à-jour enamel, emerald, diamond & pearl
H  9.00 cm |  W  5.20 cm
Origin:France, c. 1895
Fitted Case
Condition: Very good
Emile Olive succeeded Georges Le Saché as designer for Lucien Falize. He left Falize in 1885 to form a partnership with Georges Fonsèque in Paris. After Olive’s death in 1902 Fonseque continued the business for a further twenty years.
This pendant is an exceptional example of the fusion of Japonisme and Art Nouveau in France. The background in plique-à-jour enamel represents a lily pond in the Japanese cloisonné manner on which a magnificent blister pearl set in gold appears to float. The fine diamond-studded frame surround shows the elegant and characteristic swirls of the French Art Nouveau style.
Literature: cf. Henri Vever's La Bijouterie Française au XIXe Siècle, translated by Katherine Purcell, p. 1021.

Dimensions

9cm x 5.2cm

Condition report

Very good

Stock number

284
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