An English Georgian 18 karat gold and porcelain enamel Lover's Eye pendant necklace with half pearls. The pendant necklace has 47 half pearls approximately 3 mm. in size surrounding the pendant. This unique pendant is composed of symbolic elements of memorial jewelry. In this piece, the pearl frame signifies tears, white -- a traditional memorial color -- is used heavily, and a bucolic garden -- yet another symbol of memorials -- is featured prominently. The flaming heart and the lover's eye denote a passionate love that had ended. As Ginny Dawes notes, "In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries there was a fashion in love jewelry, for Memento Mori or 'vanitas' pieces which meant, literally, 'remember you must die'," and to memorialize the love that has departed. With fitted box.
|Dimensions: 2 3/8 inches x 1 5/8 inches in width|
|Item #: PT-17160|
|Price: $15,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An English antique 18 karat gold pendant locket with pearls and diamonds. The pendant locket has 1 old mine-cut diamond with an approximate total weight of .18 carat which is surrounded by a seed pearl-set garland. The locket is suspended from an antique 18 karat chain and has a split opening with two interior compartments.
|Dimensions: 25" length x 1-1/2" width|
|Item #: PT-15649|
|Price: $9,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A pair of antique silver-top/18 karat gold rhodium plated earrings with diamonds. The pair of earrings have 96 Old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 8.70 carats, (including large diamonds, approximate weight .75 carat each), H/I/J color, SI clarity.In the late 19th century, a revival of Georgian and French 18th-Century design took place. These pendeloque ear pendants exemplify this revival, as the majority of ear pendants of this age were set entirely with diamonds or a combination of diamonds and pearls.Similar examples of these earrings are illustrated in Earrings, by Daniela Mascetti and Amanda Triossi, Thames & Hudson, 1990, pgs. 71-76.
|Dimensions: 1-1/2" length x 3/4" width|
|Item #: ER-16126|
|Price: $32,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French Art Nouveau 18 karat gold pendant with pink sapphire, diamonds and pearl by Lucien Gautrait. The pendant has a pear-cut pink sapphire with an approximate total weight of .80 carat, 2 old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .10 carat, and a baroque pearl drop. The pendant shows an emergent woman with flowing hair and outstretched arms in a euphoric opium-induced state. Art Nouveau 18 karat chain not original to the piece.Pictured in Masterpieces of French Jewelry, by Judith Price, Running Press, 2006, page 48.Pictured in Henri Vever French Jewelry of the Nineteenth Century, Thames Hudson, 2001, page 1110
|Signed: “L Gautrait” and Makers mark French control mark|
|Dimensions: 3 1/2 inches in length x 2 1/4 inches at the widest|
|Item #: PT-16445|
|Price: Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400|
A Spanish Art Nouveau 18 karat gold pendant/brooch with diamond and pearls by Masriera. The pendant brooch has an old European-cut diamond with an approximate total weight of .07 carat, and a freshwater pearl drop of approximately 6 x 5 mm. The pendant depicts a maiden emerging among flowers. Chain later. "The name Masriera is not only a synonym for artistic jewellery, but also much more: Catalan modernist jewelry, a world focussed on the symbolic trends of Art Nouveau. The name Masriera is completely inseparable from the artistic and cultural life in Barcelona in the last decades of the 19th century until the first decades of the 20th century."After being introduced to the work of René Lalique and the 1900 International Paris Exhibition, Masriera's jewels focused on the floral, serpentine elements and feminine sensuality, but the true iconographic revolution came from the magical fusion of the Art Nouveau, the iconic fusion between woman and nature, spawning the popular fairies, nymphs, naiads and insect-women.
|Dimensions: 2 1/4 inches in height x 1 1/2 inches in width; with chain 21 inches in length.|
|Item #: PT-17169|
|Price: $27,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French Art Nouveau 18 karat gold brooch with pearl and plique-a-jour enamel and diamonds. The plique-a-jour brooch has a freshwater pearl, and is decorated with old mine cut and rose cut diamonds weighing approximately .25 carat. The gold relief is a portrait of a young maiden with flowing hair.
|Signed: French assay mark|
|Dimensions: 2" length x 1-7/8" width|
|Item #: BO-14015|
|Price: $15,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French Art Nouveau 18 karat gold pendant with diamonds, pearls and peridots. The pendant features a plique-à-jour background with rose-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .60 carat, 3 freshwater pearls and 3 pear and round-cut peridots with enamel decoration surrounding the profile of Juliet.
|Dimensions: 2" length x 1-1/8" width|
|Item #: PT-12859|
|Price: $19,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French Art Nouveau 18 karat gold pendant/brooch with freshwater pearl drop and plique-à-jour enamel, depicting a maiden in profile against a sky with clouds and framed with pink poppy blossoms by Louis Zorra. The serpentine clouds, the woman's abundant tresses, and the flower tendrils all follow the organic curvilinear line associated with Art Nouveau. Nature, flowers and women are themes that were often explored in tandem by fin-de-siècle artists. Here they function together to create a harmonious and picturesque scene that delights the eye.Pictured in "The French Aesthetic, Art Nouveau", by Victor Arwas, Andreas Papadakis, page 346.
|Artist: Louis Zorra|
|Signed: French control mark|
|Dimensions: 2" length x 1-1/2" width|
|Item #: PT-14471|
|Price: $22,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|