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 Nouveau ‘Gallic Rooster’ Gold Brooch
French high carat gold and plique-à-jour brooch with a scene of a cockerel crowing as the sun rises behind.
Known in France as ‘Le Coq Gaulois’ this much loved character is the unofficial French national symbol.
Oval but with a shaped outline following the edges of the finely detailed and very Art Nouveau strappy leaves as they swirl round the brooch, framing the image,
Beautiful enamelling with some colour highlights picked out on the rooster and the surrounding landscape, but it is the sunrise which really captures ones attention, the stunning colours being an absolute joy to behold.
Just below 3.5 cm wide, with no maker’s mark apparent, but a rare find and in lovely condition.