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 Colonial Silver Mask Brooch
Sterling silver brooch depicting a Dan African mask made to commemorate the Paris Colonial Exposition of 1931.
A striking full face image with an undoubtedly strong look, the female mask is wearing a highly ornate headdress and huge hooped earrings.
The severe facial expression with half shut eyes and firmly set mouth adds to the overall impact, this being a brooch that most definitely won’t go unnoticed when worn.
Showing a French silver mark and measuring just a touch under 8 cm in height.
The Paris Exposition was held to showcase France’s beneficial efforts in their colonies overseas and was a huge success, attracting millions of visitors from all over the world.