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…
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…
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…
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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French Art Deco African Mask Brooch*
French Art Deco silver brooch in the form of a full face mask or portrait of an African woman wearing an ornate headdress and jewellery.
Crafted following the Paris Colonial Exposition of 1931, this is typical of much of the jewellery made to celebrate France’s vast empire at that time, much of it in Africa.
Marked on the collar with initials that appear to read either MEK or MHK, neither of which we are able to attribute to a particular maker.
The brooch measures 6.25 cm in length by just a touch over 3.5 cm wide.