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Elizabeth Bonté Carved Horn Swan Pendant*
French Art Nouveau carved horn pendant by Elizabeth Bonté on a beaded silk necklace cord.
A design we haven’t come across before, with a circular outline surrounding an evening scene depicting a swan on the water, its long neck reaching down and its beak extending just beyond the outer ring.
The long leaves of a waterside willow frame the scene from above together with a full moon in the form of an opalescent glass cabochon shining low in the sky.
Exquisite carving throughout with the feathering on the swan and the openwork surface of the water looking particularly real.
Signed Bonté and on a long knotted silk cord, spaced with elongated oval glass beads accented with little round black beads at each end.
The diameter of the pendant is a little over 6.5 cm and the necklace cord measures approximtely 76 cm.
There is a small crack in the horn at the very top of the circle which can be seen more clearly from the back, but in our opinion this does not detract from the appearance at all when worn.