Archibald Knox Gold Pendant for Liberty
Gold pendant with an openwork entrelac design from the drawing board of Archibald Knox and dating from circa 1905. Set with a central blister pearl drop and with a turquoise matrix lower drop, this pendant…
‘Lady on The Seine’ by Dietz Edzard*
Ornately framed oil on canvas by the German born artist Dietz Edzard (1893-1963). This is an atmospheric half length portrait of an elegantly dressed young woman taking refreshment whilst seated on a verandah raised above…
Loetz ‘Candia’ Vase with Silver Overlay
Little cabinet vase from Loetz in opaque ‘Candia’ glass with a trefoil rim, further decorated with an applied Art Nouveau ‘Silberiris’ design in pure silver. Loetz collaborated with a company in the US known as…
WMF Flower Dish
Pewter flower dish from WMF with the original green cut glass removable liner. So Art Nouveau, with its flowing outline, featuring an openwork whiplash design framing leaves and berries of ivy. Originally electro-plated but most…
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Enamelled Gold Brooch by Joe Descomps*
Art Nouveau 18 ct. gold brooch in the form of a profile portrait of a young maiden, surrounded by leaves and flowers of purple iris.
Designed by the French sculptor, artist and engraver Joe Descomps (1872-1948) who is regarded as a master of the Art Nouveau style.
Approximately circular to very slightly oval and with a shaped outline, the subtle shades of the enamelled flowers and swirling leaves contrast beautifully with the clear gold of the dreamy looking young woman.
Descomps exhibited at the Exposition des Beaux-Arts in 1900 and this lovely brooch dates from aound that time.
Clearly marked on the back and measuring 3.5 cm wide.
Lit: Alastair Duncan, The Paris Salons 1895-1914, Jewellery Vol. 1, pp. 187-188.