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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Plique-à-Jour Choker Necklace attr. to Hermann & Speck*
Quite beautiful silver gilt and plique-à-jour enamelled choker necklace showing no maker’s mark but firmly attributed to the Pforzheim company of Hermann & Speck.
Five rectangular openwork plaques, each decorated with a plique-à-jour flower and pair of leaves in shades of blue graduating to pink, are connected at equal distances by a series of seven lengths of chain.
At the base of each flower stem a faceted square pink glass stone is set, adding further colour and detail.
The final plaque has an upright tube type receptacle to receive the pin attached to the end of the chain, ensuring an effective and very secure clasp.
Late 1800’s to early 1900’s. The total length is 35 cm and the height of the floral plaques is 2.5 cm.
Lit: Fritz Falk, Art Nouveau Jewellery from Pforzheim p. 192